RICHMOND, Va. -- The people behind some of Richmond's best restaurants were honored at the 2019 Elby awards. Hundreds of Richmond restaurant owners, chefs, dedicated staff members, and diners packed Hardywood West Creek in Goochland County on Sunday night for the annual event/party hosted by Richmond Magazine.
Winners of the 2019 Elby Awards were:
Restaurant of the Year
Rising Chef of the Year
Thomas Owens of Saison
New Restaurant of the Year
Most Valuable Staffer
Chauncey Jenkins, Lemaire
Bartender or Bar Manager of the Year
Lindsey Scheer, Heritage
Beverage Maker of the Year
Courtney Mailey, Blue Bee Cider
Neighborhood Anchor Restaurant
Food-Business or Restaurant Legacy Family
The Eggleston Family
Best Food Truck and/or Mobile Catering Team
Food and/or Dining Community Change Agent
Best Coffee Shop
Lamplighter Coffee Roasters
Exemplary Farmer or Producer
Culinary Students of the Year
John Bradley and Sam Bausone, Reynolds Community College
Best Local Product
AR’s Hot Southern Honey
Best Global Cuisine
The event was hosted by Todd B. Waldo and featured CBS 6 anchor Reba Hollingsworth and co-hosts of CBS 6's food podcast Eat It, Virginia! Scott Wise and Robey Martin.
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