2021 Restaurateur of the Year

2021 Restaurateur of the Year

Jason and Deidra Vinson Yo Mama’s Grill This year’s winners started early in the NM restaurant industry.  One partner started as a dishwasher straight out of high school at Cattle Baron and eventually moved up to management at other restaurants.  Years later,...
2021 Chef of the Year

2021 Chef of the Year

Mark Kiffin The Compound Restaurant – Santa Fe This year’s Superhero Chef has spent 45 years completely dedicated to the passion and craft of the table.  For him, food is not about trying to create a new trend but perfecting what you are doing every day.  He was...
2021 Manager of the Year

2021 Manager of the Year

Tai Ayers Ohori’s Coffee Roasters – Santa Fe 2021’s Manager of the Year winner has been in the industry for years.  Starting at 15 at Santa Fe’s Haagen-Dazs.  She moved up, including managing the Student Café in college.  20 years ago, she began Barista...

NMRA 2021 Hospitality Industry Awards

2021 has been a year of learning and rebuilding. Our industry has faced unprecedented perils and a celebrations is in order. Every year we award the Manager of the Year, Chef of the Year, Restaurant Neighbor, and Restaurateur of the Year. We are not letting all of the...