2019 Event Information
What is MenuMasters?
The Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters Award is the highest honor a chain restaurant can receive for excellence in menu research & development. Now in its 22nd year, an open call for nominations from the industry is conducted (deadline for submission is December 31st of each year) and award winners are selected by the editors of Nation’s Restaurant News. Winners are announced in Nation’s Restaurant News (www.NRN.com) in March of each year, and each winner is featured in a profile story in early May each year.
How do we celebrate?
The NRN MenuMasters Celebration, sponsored by Ventura Foods, is where over 400 of the restaurant industry’s best chefs and their teams come together to enjoy a progressive dinner menu featuring 8 winning dishes, pay tribute to the winning restaurant brands and celebrate with the kick ass chefs behind the best menu rollouts over the past year.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Drake Hotel
The Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters Awards Program and Celebration is sponsored by Ventura Foods. For more information about Ventura Foods, click here.
Whether you have just a couple restaurant locations, a multi-concept restaurateur, regional chain or a large chain restaurant operator with many thousand locations, MenuMasters is the place to be on Saturday night of the NRA Show weekend! It doesn’t matter if your customers are ordering from the dollar menu at the drive thru, the campus cafeteria, a naval ship, or from a 10-course tasting menu—MenuMasters is where the foodservice industry comes together to celebrate menu research & development and recognize the kick-ass chefs who are pushing the boundaries of new menu development in their segments and shaping the customer dining experience for the future.
*Admission to the MenuMasters Celebration is by invitation only. For additional information, please email mariep.smith@KNect365.com.