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R&IIvy Awards

Restaurants & Institutions Celebrates 2005 Ivy Award Winners
Six of the Nation’s Finest Restaurants and Foodservice Operations Honored

Restaurants & Institutions formally announced the winners of the 35th annual Ivy Awards at a festive reception and dinner held on May 22, 2005 at The Field Museum in Chicago. An elaborate four-course dinner menu was designed and produced by a team of seven certified master chefs from The Culinary Institute of America. Nearly 400 past Ivy Award recipients and industry supporters from across the country were on hand as the winners were named.

Read about the 2005 Ivy Awards in R&I's special April 22 issue.
View a list of all past Ivy Award winners since 1971.

A unique opportunity for industry professionals to honor their own, the Ivy Award has been the coveted award of the foodservice industry since its inception in 1971. As the original accolade in foodservice, Ivy Awards celebrate establishments that best stand up to the scrutiny of their peers-the highest and proudest tribute to attain.

"Restaurants & Institutions is happy to honor the industry's best—the restaurants and foodservice operations that shine with the highest levels of dedication and drive. We welcome six new honorees into the esteemed circle of winners," said Patricia Dailey, editor-in-chief. "The industry finds its strength, vitality and success by continually improving on what it does, creating and then meeting ever-higher standards of excellence and accomplishment."

The 2005 Ivy Award was presented to the following:

Via Christi Medical Center, Wichita, Kan.
University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Blackbird, Chicago
Babbo, NYC
Hotel Jerome, Aspen
Café L’Europe, Palm Beach

Each year, all previous Ivy winners, including Jean Georges in New York City, Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., and Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago, are asked to nominate a new slate of exemplary restaurants, hotels and institutions to join the Ivy Society. After nominations were collected for 2005 awards, the ballot appeared in Restaurants & Institutions, where the magazine’s readership of 154,000 cast votes for their choices. The 2005 Ivy winners were featured in a special April 22 issue.

The premier sponsor of the 2005 Ivy Awards event is Basic American Foods. Other sponsors include the Cattlemen's Beef Board and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and The Culinary Institute of America.

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