The 2019 CRAzies, an annual awards gala hosted by the Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) that celebrates and recognizes statewide professionals across the restaurant and food service industry, will be held at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Monday, December 2. In August, members of the public were invited to nominate and vote in 15 award categories via a web form.
The winners for Chef of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, Server of the Year, Caterer of the Year, Restaurant Newcomer, CT Hospitality Hall of Fame, Best Restaurant – North Region (Hartford and Tolland counties), South Region (New Haven and Middlesex counties), East Region (New London and Windham counties), West Region (Fairfield and Litchfield counties) and Overall Best Restaurant of the Year (all of Connecticut) will be announced at the gala event. The day begins for CRA members with a board meeting prior to the night’s festivities. A vendor showcase and cocktail reception will precede the awards dinner. To learn more, visit ctrestaurant.org.