Restaurant Association of Maryland announce winners of the 2014 60th Annual McCormick & Company Stars of the Industry Awards.

The Restaurant Association of Maryland is excited to announce the winners of the 60th Annual McCormick & Company Stars of the Industry Awards. The Gala Celebration and Awards presentation took place Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland.  Over twenty-five thousand members of Maryland’s dining public voted for their favorite Maryland restaurants and industry professionals.


“The Gala is our opportunity to honor and give recognition to elite restaurants across the state.  We are fortunate to have such a diverse group of restaurants to choose from who are dedicated to their customers, their community and their employees,” said Marshall Weston, President and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland


Award Winners and Honorees



2014 Restaurateur of the Year: presented by the Maryland Restaurant & Hospitality Self Insurance Fund

Tammy Patrick-Cebula

Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille and Skye Bar



2014 Chef of the Year:   presented by MICROS

Travis Wright
The Shark on the Harbor


2014 Craft Brew Program of the Yearpresented by Evolution Craft Brewing Co.

Fager’s Island


2014 Favorite Restaurant:



2014 Wine & Beverage Program of the Year:



2014 Favorite Bar or Tavern:

Brew River Restaurant & Bar


2014 Favorite New Restaurant:

Grille 620


The Heart of the Industry Award:presented by Payce Payroll

  • Ron Barnette Miss Shirley’s Café 
  • Amanda Taylor
    Horizons Restaurant at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel


The Otto Schellhase Award:

Jeff Owens

Clyde’s Restaurant Group


The Brice & Shirley Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award:

Fred Lankford
SYSCO Eastern Maryland


Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor 2014 Inductees

In 2000, the Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor was created to recognize those restaurants in Maryland that embody the spirit of the hospitality industry based on their longevity and overall contributions to their customers and the industry as a whole.  These are the longtime favorites and best of the best.


Bayside Skillet

Middleton Tavern

Kelsey's Restaurant

BJ's on the Water

Cracker Barrel Restaurant & Old Country Store


McCormick Cornerstone of the Industry Award

Awarded to the companies that best illustrate how restaurants are the cornerstone of the economy and their community.  These successful businesses support local communities by creating jobs and financially supporting non-profit groups, schools, scouts and youth sports teams.


Galway Bay Irish Pub

CarterQue BBQ & Grilling Co.

Glory Days Grill 

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis



2014 Allied Member of the Yearpresented by Nourish Now & Alliance Material Handling
Vinnie Rege

Howard Community College Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies

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