Best Restaurant, Chef, Bar In Maryland: 2023 Award Winners

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Nine restaurant industry leaders from around the state won top awards at the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s 2023 Awards Gala held March 26 at Maryland Live Casino.

More than 600 guests, including chefs, owners, employees and industry supporters, were in attendance to celebrate the recipients: RAM Restaurateur of the Year, the Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award and the Heart of the Industry Award:


Representatives from the Restaurant Association also announced the results of the public vote for industry favorites from across the state. The winners included:


“These talented foodservice professionals are the heart of Maryland restaurants and we’re grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the work and passion that they pour into this industry each and every day,” said Marshall Weston Jr., RAM president & CEO, in a news release.

Established in 1936, RAM members are foodservice and hospitality businesses including restaurants, bars and taverns, food trucks, grocery stores, private clubs, caterers, hotels and other businesses that serve food. RAM also welcomes allied members, which are companies that work alongside the foodservice industry by providing goods and services.