Congratulations to the finalists for the VIBE Awards 2015!  Winners will be announced on March 31st at the VIBE 2015 conference!

Multi-Unit Chain Restaurants

Best Beer            Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom

Best Beer            HMSHost

Best Beer            Buffalo Wild Wings

Best Wine           The Palm Restaurant

Best Wine           Maggiano’s Little Italy

Best Wine           Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Best Spirits          Hard Rock Cafe

Best Spirits          Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

Best Spirits          P.F. Chang’s

Best Alcohol Free             Hard Rock Cafe

Best Alcohol Free             Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Best Alcohol Free             TGI Fridays

Best Event or Promotion              Outback Steakhouse

Best Event or Promotion              The Melting Pot

Best Event or Promotion              Bertucci’s

Responsible Service                        Dave & Buster’s

Hotels, Cruise Lines or Casinos

Best Beer            Celebrity Cruises

Best Beer            Interstate Hotels

Best Wine           Hyatt Hotels and Resorts

Best Wine           Kimpton Hotels

Best Spirits          Celebrity Cruises

Best Spirits          Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Best Spirits          Caesars Palace

Best Menu          The Cromwell, Bound Lobby Bar

Best Menu          Omni Hotels & Resorts

Best Menu          Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Best Event or Promotion              Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Best Event or Promotion              JW Marriott

Best Event or Promotion              IHG


When are award submissions due?

November 14th, 2014; No extension will be granted.

When will someone notify me if my submission is not complete?

Michelle Couture will contact you by November 14, 2014 if any information or documents are missing. You will have until November 25, 2014 to send any missing information.

What is the maximum number of pages I can attach for supporting material?

No more than 10 pages are accepted for supported documentation.

What type of file would you like uploaded for supporting material?

Pdf or Microsoft Word

What if my selected awards program has more than 10 pages?

Please select your top 10 pages and briefly describe your category/menu. Visuals carry significant weight as they convey a sense of what is intended.

Can I send live materials?

Only finalists are eligible to submit live materials.

Can I submit the same nomination for different categorizes?

No, each entry must be customized.

Can I win in more than one category?

No, one category per submission.

Who can submit a nomination?

Anyone who has not won in the same category in the previous year: sponsors, consultants, agencies, distributors, suppliers, operators. Last year’s winners for a category are not eligible to win in the same category but can submit for all other categories.

Is there a form for the nominations?

Yes, there’s three (one for each judging category):
Best Event or Single Brand Promotion
Best Beer, Wine, Spirits, Alcohol Free or Menu
Best Responsible Beverage Alcohol Service

What if I forgot to upload supporting material to my nomination form?

Email Michelle Couture at

When will I be notified if I am a finalist?

All finalists will be notified by December 8, 2014.

If I am a finalist will I need to send live materials?

Yes, all finalists must mail live materials to Michelle Couture no later than December 5, 2014.

Where should I mail my live materials?

Attention: Edward Korry
c/o College of Culinary Arts
Johnson & Wales University
333 Shipyard Street
Providence, RI 02905

When will I be notified if I am a winner?

All winners will be notified by December 17, 2014.

Who will be judging the VIBE Vista Awards?

Johnson & Wales University beverage faculty, staff and alumni.

When are the awards?

The awards will take place March 31st at the VIBE 2015 conference