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Wednesday, March 20 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Industry and Supplier Award Winners Announced

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2024 Bar & Restaurant Expo Industry Excellence Awards 
View the 2024 Industry Excellence Award Finalists 
The mission of the Bar & Restaurant Expo Industry Excellence Awards is to recognize, celebrate, and support the people who make the independent bar and restaurant industry great. These awards honor industry leaders for their talent and integrity, in addition to their commitment to equitability, sustainability and community and culture across the industry.
  • Individual Awards: Bartender of the Year, Chef of the Year, Community Leadership Award
  • Venue Awards: Best Cocktail Program, Best Hospitality Training Program, Bar of the Year, Restaurant of the Year 

Meet the Judges: Panel Chair: Brian Warrener, Associate Professor & Director of the Center for Beverage Education & Innovation, Jennifer Broderick, Professor, Sarah Malik, Associate Professor, Deana Marzocchi, Associate Professor , and Dean Mistretta, Assistant Professor 

2024 Industry Impact Awards
View the 2024 Industry Impact Award Finalists 
Recognizing individuals who have been celebrated by their colleagues and other professionals, have displayed an immense passion for their craft, and have helped make significant advancements to the industry.  Considerations include enhancing employee culture, raising the visibility of under-represented businesses and owners, implementing fair wage compensation, practicing sustainability, and supporting mental health, sobriety, and addiction recovery initiatives. Finalists and the winner are nominated by Questex and the Bar & Restaurant Expo Advisory Board.

2024 Supplier Awards Categories
View the 2024 Supplier Award Finalists
  • Best Alcoholic Beverage
  • Best Entertainment Product
  • Best Equipment, Tool, or Bar Supply
  • Best Food Product/Producer
  • Best Non-Alcoholic Product or Mixer
  • Best Technology Product

Wednesday March 20, 2024 11:15am - 12:00pm PDT