2016 VIBE Vista Award Nominations Open Tomorrow

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VIBE Vista Awards nominations will open tomorrow for the 2016 VIBE Conference (http://www.vibeconference.com/), the annual premiere event recognizing the leading chain and hotel adult beverage executives and suppliers. The two-day conference, held in San Diego on Jan. 19-20, 2016, will recognize the best beverage programs and feature interactive workshops, tastings, beverage research, keynote sessions and networking opportunities.

“Every year we look forward to honoring chain restaurants, hotels, cruise lines and casinos for their impressive corporate beverage programs at our annual VIBE Conference,” remarked Lawrence J. "Laddie" Weiss, founder of Weiss Foodservice Visions and advisory council member and event director for VIBE. “We’re encouraging all companies committed to innovative, safe and profitable beverage practices to submit their nomination for the 2016 VIBE Vista Awards.”

VIBE Vista Awards recognize the creation, training, execution, management, and on-going positive results of an on-premise national chain company’s corporate beverage program and submissions are due no later than Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.

Awards categories include:

Multi-Unit Chain Restaurant Awards:

·         Beer, Wine, Spirits, Alcohol Free

·         Responsible Service

·         Single Event or Single Promotion

·         New category added for 2016: Best Overall

Hotels, Cruise Lines and Casinos Awards:

·         Beer, Wine, Spirits, Alcohol Free

·         Responsible Service

·         Single Event or Single Promotion

·         New category added for 2016: Best Overall

Nominations may be submitted by sponsors, consultants, agencies, distributors, suppliers and operators and are judged on creating positive initiatives that spark beverage sales, innovations that contribute to operational efficiencies and training and service programs that lead to the highest quality standards and operational practices. All submissions are reviewed by a panel of Johnson & Wales University beverage faculty, staff and alumni.

Finalists will be notified on Monday, Nov. 30; judging and winner notifications will take place on Friday, Dec. 11. All winners will be recognized during the 2016 VIBE Conference at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Jan. 19-20, 2016. Awards will be presented at the conference by Edward Korry, Associate Professor, Department Chairman, Johnson & Wales University and Tony Abou Ganim, Modern Mixologist, on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 9:35 a.m. PDT.

“We look forward to selecting this year’s VIBE Vista Awards winners including our new “Best Overall” category for their extraordinary achievements in the beverage industry,” said Edward Korry, Associate Professor, Department Chairman, Johnson & Wales University. “Each year, these winners contribute new profitable initiatives that lead to high quality hospitality standards and operational practices across the nation.”

To submit a nomination or for more information on the 2016 VIBE Vista Awards, please visit www.vibeconference.com/awards.  To view the 2015 VIBE Vista Award winners, please click here.