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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