8th Annual GRACE Awards
When: Sunday, November 2, 20146:00 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.”