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33rd Annual RAMMY Awards Gala

June 7, 2015 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm


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 Washington, DC region’s restaurant and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine in for five consecutive years, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: Its restaurants. A RAMMY Award has become the most prestigious award presented to members of the restaurant food and beverage industry in the Washington Metropolitan region. In addition a celebratory evening, The RAMMY Awards is the largest fundraiser for RAMW with support from generous sponsors and in-kind partners. Event sponsors neither vote nor influence the policies and procedures of The RAMMY Awards.
The first RAMMY Awards Gala was held in 1982 and was attended by several dozen restaurant industry players. Over the years, the Gala has grown in size and stature. Today, the event has grown to over 1,800 attendees and serves as a benchmark of success and prestige for nominees and RAMMY award winners. Click here to view past winners of The RAMMYS. 
The 2015 RAMMYS
The 2015 RAMMY Awards Gala will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. The Convention Center, part of an expansive list of world-class venues managed by Events DC, is an extraordinary 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility, is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to events for 500 to 42,000 attendees. One of the most energy-efficient buildings for its size, the Convention Center includes a range of mixed-use exhibit spaces, 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a total of 77 break-out rooms and the largest ballroom in the region.
The Awards
The RAMMY Awards consist of 21 separate award categories and two special achievement awards. Ballot tabulation for The RAMMY Awards is handled by independent accounting firm Thompson Greenspon. All results are final and are kept confidential until the Awards presentation ceremony in June. Click here to view the award categories andeligibility requirements. 
The RAMMY Awards open call-to-entry begins in early-December. All Award nominees are announced in March. Winners are announced at the Awards Gala in June.