Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The RAMMY Awards Season Kicks Off December 1

From our friends at the RAMW...

33rd Annual Gala Returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is pleased to announce that The 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Award nominations open on Monday, December 1, kicking off a full season that celebrates the region’s outstanding restaurants.

“Returning to the Convention Center was an obvious choice for us. Last year’s gala was an incredible success and this year will continue to impress,” said RAMW President & CEO Kathy E. Hollinger. “We look forward to honoring the exceptional talent of those working in Metropolitan Washington’s vibrant foodservice industry at a venue that represents our city’s ever-evolving culture.”

The Convention Center, an extraordinary 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility managed by Events DC, is large enough to accommodate the bigger than ever audience of talented culinary professionals, sponsors and guests, and it allows RAMW to experiment with fresh, dynamic new event elements to highlight sponsors and engage with guests.

“We could not be more excited to once again host the RAMMYS,” commented Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. “Our continued support of this signature event only reaffirms Washington, DC as a leading culinary destination.” Events DC is the official “Event Sponsor” of the 2015 RAMMYS.

The annual RAMMY Awards Gala is the signature fundraiser for RAMW recognizing the best and brightest in the area’s vibrant restaurant industry. In 2015, the RAMMYS will debut a new type of sponsorship, enabling organizations to come together in a custom, one-of-a-kind lounge perfect for entertaining colleagues and invited guests during the event.

RAMMYS award nominations will be accepted starting today, Monday, December 1, and will remain open through Monday, January 5. To nominate an outstanding operator or professional in the area’s exceptional restaurant industry, visit https://ramw.secure-platform.com/a through midnight, the evening of Monday, January 5. Finalists in 21 categories will be announced at a special event in March.

For more information about The 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards and sponsorship opportunities email therammys@ramw.org or call 202-331-5990.

About The RAMMYS:
Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine for five consecutive years, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: Its restaurants.

About the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW)
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.

About Events DC:
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation's capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. For more information, please visit www.eventsdc.com.