Celebrated chef Jeremiah Tower, this year's MenuMasters Hall of Fame inductee, handed out Champagne to partygoers during the cocktail reception.
NRN group publisher Sarah Lockyer emceed the awards ceremony.
Menu Line Extension award winner Bonefish Grill team with executive chef Justin Fields.
Bonefish Grill executive chef Justin Fields accepts the chain’s award for its updated brunch menu.
Menu Revamp award winner Piada Italian Street Food team with corporate executive chef Matt Harding and NRN’s Sarah Lockyer.
Jim Goggin, left, senior vice president at Ventura Foods, with MenuMasters Innovator of the Year Paul Kahan, executive chef and partner of One Off Hospitality.
As he accepted his award, Kahan spoke about the importance of mentoring and supporting the next generation of chefs.
New Menu Item award winners Taco Bell culinary team with product development manager Nola Krieg, and NRN’s Sarah Lockyer. The chain won for its wildly successful Nacho Fries.
Jay Wainwright CEO of Seamore’s, winner of MenuMasters Trendsetter award, accepts the Trendsetter award for its approach to sustainable seafood.
The Seamore’s culinary team with NRN’s Sarah Lockyer
Healthful Innovation award winners at Military Sealift Command with Roberta Jio, food service director of Military Sealift Command Afloat Units, and NRN’s Sarah Lockyer.
Culver’s menu development director Quinn Adkins celebrates the brand’s win with his team. The chain won Best Limited-Time Offer honors for its Pretzel Haus Pub Burger.
(Left to right): Jim Goggin of Ventura Foods with MenuMasters Hall of Fame inductee Jeremiah Tower.
Chef Jeremiah Tower accepts his MenuMasters Hall of Fame award.
MenuMasters awards attendees
Blackbird chef de cuisine Ryan Pfeiffer prepares country-fried morels with crab salad and butter pudding at chef Paul Kahan’s sampling station during the MenuMasters cocktail reception.
(Left to right): Military Sealift Command team Mitchel Watford, Sandra Keelin, Roberta Jio and Fred Parmenter during the MenuMasters cocktail reception.
MenuMasters cocktail reception guests sample the award-winning Culver’s Pretzel Haus Pub Burger.
Taco Bell’s MenuMasters award-winning Nacho Fries.
MenuMasters cocktail reception guests sample the Summer Avocado Piada wrap from Piada Italian Street Food.
After the awards ceremony, guests continued the celebration at the MenuMasters Awards after-party.
Guests sample a lemongrass “dragon breath” dessert at the MenuMasters awards after-party.
Artist Mark Andrew Bailey signs copies of his oil painting, “The Rush” for MenuMasters attendees.