Thursday, January 28, 2016

2016 RAMMY Awards Set for June 12

From our friends at Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington...

Tickets for the 2016 RAMMY Awards Now on Sale

34th Annual Gala Returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, June 12th

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for The 34th Annual RAMMY Awards, which will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

“For the third year, we are bringing The RAMMYS to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an outstanding venue in Washington DC which consistently offers guests the same world class experience that diners love about our exciting restaurant scene,” said RAMW President & CEO Kathy E. Hollinger.

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.

“As Washington, DC continues to evolve into a world-class foodie town, our local restaurants have become one of the city’s greatest assets and most important economic drivers,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. “We are proud to once again host our partner, the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), to cook up another dazzling RAMMY Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, celebrating the industry’s best and brightest and to further strengthen our synergy in the city.” Events DC will return as the official “Event Sponsor” of the 2016 RAMMYS.

To purchase tickets for The 34th Annual RAMMY Awards on June 12, please visit Finalists in 20 award categories will be announced at an event on Monday, March 7. For more information about The RAMMYS and sponsorship opportunities, email 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 since 2009, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: Its restaurants.

About 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, deliver 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. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit