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Certified Angus Beef honors restaurant partners

Operators cited during group’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev.

Certified Angus Beef LLC honored restaurateurs at the brand’s 45th annual conference to recognize achievements and embrace opportunities for continued growth.

Wooster, Ohio-based Certified Angus Beef, founded in 1978, works with ranchers, chefs and retailers, and all were represented at its annual conference Sept. 20-22 at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev.

Among honorees were restaurateurs and restaurant groups, including:

Chef of the Year: chef Vinnie Cimino of Cordelia in Cleveland, Ohio.

Culinary Innovator: Zack Wolf, corporate chef for the Ole Restaurant Group of Louisville, Ky.

Steakhouse of the Year: FoxFire Steakhouse in Geneva, Ill.

Legendary Steakhouse: El Gaucho Hospitality of Seattle, Wash.

Barbecue Establishment of the Year: Fox Bros Bar-B-Q of Atlanta, Ga.

Restaurant Marketer of the Year: Daedo Sikdang of Los Angeles.

International Marketer of the Year: Steak Social, Cayman Islands.

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