Upcoming events

    • 02 Nov 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Foundry at Puritan Mill | 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

    8th Annual GRACE Awards

    When: Sunday, November 2, 2014

    6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
    7:30 p.m. - Dinner & Awards

    The Foundry at Puritan Mill
    916 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30318

    This black tie affair is the only event of its kind to honor those who have made exemplary contributions to Georgia’s prolific restaurant industry. Past speakers & honorees include Ted Turner, Truett Cathy, Jeff Dauler, Monica Pearson, Lois Reitzes, Karen Bremer, Coby Brooks, Chef Virginia Willis, Nadia Bilchik, Pano Karatassos and George McKerrow.

    The GRACE awards are peer-nominated and honor the top three finalists in the following categories: Restaurateur of the Year, Industry Partner of the Year, Distinguished Service Award and the Innovator Award. The winners are announced at the event, and take home crystal works of art created by renowned local artist Hans-Godo Frabel.

    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to long-term partner, the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating, and empowering the community. The organization is an ongoing community partners of the GRA. Bill Bolling, founder and executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank said, “Through the leadership of the GRA, we have realized tremendous support and recognition from an industry that is so important to Atlanta and the state. The money raised from the annual awards gala will support the Food Bank’s efforts to feed the hungry throughout North Georgia.”

    Ticket Cancellation Policy:
    • The deadline to receive a refund for your ticket purchase is two weeks before the event, Sunday, October 19, 2014. Refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
    • Cancellations received any time after October 19, 2014, will not be eligible for a refund.
    • Refunds will not be eligible for guests who choose not to attend the event.
    • Cancellations must be received in written format, via fax or e-mail. Please send your requests to Rachel Bell at

Past events

10 Nov 2013 7th Annual GRACE Awards SOLD-OUT
11 Nov 2012 GRACE Awards
13 Nov 2011 GRACE Awards
14 Nov 2010 GRACE Awards


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