Orlando Restaurant Awards

Orlando has a thriving culinary community, complete with celebrity-owned restaurants, top-rated cuisine and eateries for every taste. Whether it's exotic, gourmet or comfort food, there is something for every dining distinction in Orlando. And, what's more, we have the awards to prove it. Here is a list of some of Orlando's finest restaurants, sommeliers and dining establishments.

Master Sommeliers

George Miliotes - Director of Beverage and Hospitality, Darden

John Blazon - Vice President, Sales - Spire Collection at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates

Brian Koziol - Director Strategic Accounts On-premise at Treasury Wine Estates

Certified Cicerone

Ron Raike – Brewmaster at Cask & Larder

Awards - Chefs

  • Scott Hunnel - Victoria & Albert's at the Grand Floridian Hotel - James Beard Award Best Chef of the South Semi-Finalists 2007 - 2013
  • James & Julie Petrakis - The Ravenous Pig - James Beard Award Best Chef of the South Semi-Finalist 2011-2103
  • Kevin Fonzo, K Restaurant - James Beard Award Best Chef of the South Semi-Finalist 2010
  • Loren Falsone, The Table - Food & Wine's Top Ten Chefs (2000)
  • Laurent Branlard, Executive Pastry Chef at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin - World Pastry Team Championship (the only person to win twice)
  • David Ramirez, Executive Pastry Chef at the Rosen Shingle Creek - Captain of Team USA in the World Pastry Cup (2009)
  • Brandon McGlamery, Luma on Park – James Beard Award Best Chef of the South Semi-Finalist 2013
  • Kathleen Blake, The Rusty Spoon – James Beard Award Best Chef of the South Semi-Finalist 2013
  • Steve Jayson, Universal Orlando Resort – American Culinary Federation’s “National Chef of the Year” 2000

  

Awards -  Restaurants

  

DiRoNA Achievement of Distinction

  • The Boheme
  • Charley's Steak House
  • Johnnie's Hideaway
  • Moonfish
  • Vito's Chop House

  

Awards - Wine Lists

Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator

Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator

Celebrity Chef Restaurants

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