We will cap off the year-round celebration of the GGRA’s 80th anniversary with our first-ever awards gala: The Saucy Awards℠. The Saucys℠ will recognize the San Francisco Bay Area restaurant & bar community for its culinary excellence. An open nomination process will include all eligible establishments within six Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma) that can nominate themselves and/or each other. The Saucy Awards℠ Steering Committee, of six industry luminaries, will narrow down the field to four final nominees for each award. Restaurant members of the GGRA and all nominees will be provided a ballot to vote for the final winners. To ensure unbiased and fair results an independent accounting firm will tally and process the votes. The winners will be announced at The Saucy Awards℠ Gala on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the beautiful and historic Herbst Theater. The Saucys℠ will honor chefs, restaurateurs, teams, and outstanding beverage professionals in 19 different award categories.
We hope you can join us November 14, 2016 at the Herbst Theater and Green Room.
Tickets include the awards ceremony, a post-reception catered by Estate Events by Meadowood, with cocktails by Campari America and wine by Robert Mondavi Winery, as well as a private after-party at Mr. Tipples Recording Studio.
The Saucys℠ will benefit our non-profit arm, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Scholarship & Education Foundation (GGRASF), that advances & supports the hospitality industry through student scholarships given to promising talent pursuing a career in hospitality.