Awards

 

Here are some of the awards the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group has been honored to receive over the years...  

NEW ORLEANS CITY BUSINESS, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in New Orleans. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014. In 2014 it was the only restaurant company to be honored. 

RESTAURANT HOSPITALITY MAGAZINE, September 2014 - Named Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group as one of the Top 25 Coolest Multi-Concept Restaurants of 2014. 

RESTAURANT BUSINESS MAGAZINE, April 2014 - Featured Ralph Brennan in the issue's Power 20 as one of the 20 most influential restaurant people in the country and in a story about capturing travel dollars. 

FOOD ARTS, April 2014 - Featured Ralph Brennan with cousins and siblings of the 3rd generation as the recipient of the Silver Spoon Award. 

AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION (ACF), February 2013 - RBRG executive chef Haley Bittermann and café b executive chef Chris Montero nominated as a "2013 Best Chefs and Food Service Professionals of LA" Candidate. 

AMERICAN CHEFS CORPS, September 2012 - Selected chef Chip Flanagan to be a member of the American Chefs Corps for the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Initiative. 

NEW ORLEANS MAGAZINE, June 2012 - Haley Bittermann awarded the title of Top Female Achiever of the Year. 

CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, March 2012 - Ralph Brennan appointed to the Board of Directors to the Culinary Institute of America, the first ever from Louisiana. 

VIBE AWARD, February 2012 - Ralph Brennan received the Very Important Beverage Executives [VIBE] Visionary Award for 2012. 

FOOD ARTS, January 2012 - Listed Ralph Brennan as achieving the National Restaurant Association's Educational Foundation's Salute to Excellence. 

NEW ORLEANS MAGAZINE, December 2011 - Ralph Brennan was awarded the title of 2011 "Restaurateur of the Year" by New Orleans Magazine. 

NEW ORLEANS CITY BUSINESS, November, 2011 - Haley Bittermann named one of New Orleans City Business' Women of the Year for her exceptional energy, innovative ideas, and commitment to excellence. 

EUPHORIA FOOD FESTIVAL, September, 2011- Ralph Brennan Executive Chef Haley Bittermann took home the winning title in the Culinary Cook-off. 

U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 2011-2013 - Ralph Brennan was appointed serve a two-year "at-large" term on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Travel Association. 

LOUISIANA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION, 2011 - Ralph Brennan was named the restaurant industry's 2011 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality. It is the highest honor bestowed by the foundation and is presented annually to an individual who has show extraordinary achievement in bringing public focus to the hospitality industry through philanthropy. 

CITYBUSINESS MAGAZINE CULINARY CONNOISSEUR AWARDS, 2010 - Ralph Brennan was honored with the magazines annual "Legends Award." 

DISTINGUISHED RESTAURANTS OF NORTH AMERICA, 2009 - Ralph Brennan was awarded the "DiRoNa Achievement of Distinction in Dining" for his commitment to quality. 

CITYBUSINESS MAGAZINE CULINARY CONNOISSEUR AWARDS, 2009 - Ralph Brennan was honored with the Magazines "Best Operators Award." 

NEW ORLEANS MAGAZINE, 2008 - Ralph Brennan's New Orleans Seafood Cookbook was named the "Best New Cookbook of 2008." 

DISTINGUISHED RESTAURANTS OF NORTH AMERICA, 2008 - Ralph Brennan was inducted in the "DiRoNa Hall of Fame". Candidates qualify by having at least 25 years of dedicated service and by making significant contributions to the distinguished dining industry. 

YOUNG LEADERSHIP COUCIL, 2005 - Awarded Ralph Brennan with the title of "Tourism Role Model." 

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, 2005, - Ralph Brennan was inducted into the Associations "College of Diplomats 2005." 

LOUISIANA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, 2005 - Ralph Brennan was inducted into the Louisiana Restaurant Association's "Hall of Fame." 

TOM FITZMORRIS, 2005 - Ralph Brennan was honored with the title of "Restaurateur of the Year" by Tom Fitzmorris, food columnist and publisher of The New Orleans Menu. 

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION, 2003 - Ralph Brennan was given the "National Employer of Choice Award" for the year. 

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, 2003 - Ralph Brennan was named the "Employer of Choice 2003" given to the restaurant with the best Human Resources, Training and Education, and Foodservice Operations. 

NATION'S RESTAURANT NEWS, 2000 - Ralph Brennan was listed as one of the "Top Fifty Power Players" in the nation for the restaurant industry. 

NEW ORLEANS METROPOLITAN CVB, 2000 - Ralph Brennan was granted the "Lester Kabacoff Hospitality & Community Achievement Award", the organization's highest award for contributions to the New Orleans community. 

LOUISIANA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, 1999 - Ralph Brennan was awarded with the title of "Restaurateur of the Year". The LRA Restaurateur of the Year is the industry's most prestigious honor. 

ERNST AND YOUNG, 1998 - Ralph Brennan was honored with the 'New Orleans Entrepreneur of the Year' in the Food & Beverage category. Nominees are reviewed by an independent judging panel, which is composed of distinguished business leaders and previous award recipients. 

RESTAURANTS & INSTITUTIONS, 1998 - Ralph Brennan was awarded with the "Ivy Award" one of the oldest and most coveted restaurant industry accolades. 

BUSINESS HALL OF FAME, 1997 - Ralph Brennan was awarded with "Junior Achievement" for the New Orleans area. 

INTERNATIONAL FOODSERVICE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, 1997 - Ralph Brennan was proudly awarded with the IFMA Gold Plate Award, "Restaurateur of the Year." 

JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION, 1992 - Ralph Brennan was awarded with nomination of "Mastercard Outstanding Service Award." 

LOUISIANA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, 1989 - Ralph Brennan was named "Active Member of the Year." 

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, 1989 - Ralph Brennan was named "Active Member of the Year." 

NATION'S RESTAURANT NEWS, 1988 - Ralph Brennan was inducted in the nation's Fine Dining Hall of Fame.

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