Guild Awards Gala
GREAT FOOD IS WORTH CELEBRATING.
The Spokane Culinary Arts Guild is hosting its second-annual awards gala on March 8, 2020 at the Davenport Hotel's Grand Pennington Ballroom to honor and celebrate excellence in the local hospitality industry. This event is designed to showcase the very best in our community and build industry connections that can enhance the quality of our regional ties through food.
Come and celebrate with us and enjoy an evening of connection and conversation, lively entertainment, local purveyors, incredible food, and pros from around our region sharing their passion for elements of the food industry. This event will begin with a cocktail reception and light appetizers, followed by tray-passed small bites, and then culminates with the awards show!
The Historic Davenport Hotel will be hosting the event this year, and we cannot imagine a better backdrop. There will be small bites and cocktails available before the show, and dessert will be served during the awards ceremony.
OUR MISSION IS TO CELEBRATE LOCAL PROS
The Spokane Culinary Arts Guild works to establish an integrated social and professional network across Washington and Idaho where local food enthusiasts, chefs, farms and restaurant professionals can connect, collaborate and find the resources they need to thrive within local food webs that stimulate stronger local economies, encourage social equity and sustain our natural resources. It is our mission to recognize exceptional restaurants and industry partners in our region, and acknowledge superior performance.
Outstanding Restaurant Awards (Presented by Numerica Credit Union):
Fine Dining - Park Lodge
Upscale Casual - Vine and Olive
Casual - Ruins
Fast Casual - Cochinito
Brunch - Bruncheonette
Bar - Hogwash Whiskey Den
Gastropub - Prohibition Gastropub
Best New Restaurant - Fine Dining - Park Lodge
Best New Restaurant - Casual Dining - Cochinito
Best New Bar - Tiny Tiki
Spokane Legend - Luna
Individual Awards (Presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water):
Best Chef - Jeremy Hansen
Best Front of House/Manager - Justin Curtis
Best Bartender - Simon Francis Moorby
Best Food Writing - Adriana Janovich
Best Food Event - Coeur d’Alene Food and Wine Festival
Best Food Blog - Feasting At Home
Restaurateur of the Year - Tony Brown
Category Awards (Presented by Windermere Valley/Liberty Lake):
Best Destination Dining - 1898 Public House
Best Neighborhood Dining - Elliot’s An Urban Kitchen
Best Sushi - Izumi
Best Ice Cream - Panhandle Cone and Coffee
Best Hotel Dining - Table 13
Best Family Dining - Central Food
Best BBQ - Junior’s Barbecue
Best Food Truck - Raw Dead Fish
Best Ethnic Dining - D’Bali Asian Bistro
Best Take Out - King of Ramen
Best Bakery - The Grain Shed
Best Craft Cocktails - Ruins
Best Cafe - Madeline’s Cafe
Best Quick Lunch - Soulful Soups and Spirits
Best Market - Main Market
Best Wine Tasting Room - Nectar Tasting Room
Best Brewery - Whistle Punk Brewing
Best Juice/Smoothies - The Wellness Bar
Best Southern Food - Ten/6
Best Doughnuts - Hello Sugar
Best Tacos - Cochinito
Best Steaks - Wolf Lodge
Best Seafood - Hay J’s
Best Vegan Dining- Mizuna
Best Burger - Durkin’s
People’s Choice - Messy’s Burgers
Best Sandwiches - Smacky’s On Broadway
People’s Choice - Meltz
Best Coffee - Indaba
People’s Choice - Vault and Woops
Best Pizza - Veraci
People’s Choice - The Flying Goat
1. Where is it?
The awards ceremony will be in the Grand Pennington Ballroom at the Davenport Hotel.
2. When is it?
March 8, 2020
3. What will happen at the event?
There will be small bites and cocktails available before the show, and dessert will be served during the awards ceremony.
4. Who is helping to sponsor this event?
The City of Spokane, the Spokane Culinary Arts Guild, Numerica Credit Union, San Pellegrino, many others have all worked to grow this event which is the first of its kind in the Inland Northwest.
5. What is the dress code for the event?
6. Where should I park?
There is valet and lot parking available, as well as street parking.
Do you want to impact community change?
We want to showcase brands that have a big impact on our region at this innovative event. Do you have a passion for the hospitality industry? Let's talk about how to make your brand a part of this movement.
We have sponsorship opportunities that prominently feature your brand in front of an audience that is full of like-minded business and community members. Why not impact the right customer through an authentic exchange of ideas? We can customize a solution that works seamlessly for you and you.