Stars of the Industry Awards Gala

jimmys famous seafood employees enjoying the gala 2016 festivities


cirque awards gala 2017


Save the date for the 63rd Annual Stars of the Industry Awards Gala - Cirque.  Taking place at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel on Sunday, April 30, 2017, the evening will feature all the magic, mystery and splendor of a night under the big top.


Event Details

The 63rd Annual Stars of the Industry Awards Gala- Cirque will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel from 5:00-10:00pm. This magical night will feature a cocktail hour with food samples from local restaurants, a plated meal and of course- our Cirque performers! Best of all, our winners of the coveted Stars of the Industry Awards will be announced.

Nominations were accepted from Wednesday, February 1- Wednesday, February 15.
Voting for category finalists will be open from Wednesday, March 8- Wednesday, March 29.



Public Categories

Nominations for the following categories will open in February.


    Favorite Restaurant:
    Favorite New Restaurant:


    Chef of the Year,     Craft Brew Program of the Year,
    presented by Oracle:
    presented by Evolution Craft Brewing Company:


    Favorite Bar or Tavern:
    Wine & Beverage Program of the Year:


    Heart of the Industry,



Members Only Categories

The following award categories are voted on by members of the Restaurant Association of Maryland.


    Restauranteur of the Year, presented by the     Allied Member of the Year,
    Maryland Restaurant & Hospitality Self Insurance Fund:



Honorary Awards

The following award categories are bestowed upon individuals for their success and contributions to Maryland foodservice Industry and to the Restaurant Association of Maryland.


    Brice & Shirley Phillips Lifetime Industry Achievement Award:     Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor:


    The Otto Schellhase Award,
    McCormick Cornerstone of the Industry Award:
    Recognizing Service & Dedication to RAM:



2016 Award Winners

Congratulations again to all of our 2016 nominees.

view 2016 winners