Clarion Events, producers of the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, is pleased to announce the recipients of their annual Torch and Beacon Awards, which will presented at the event taking place March 8-10 at the Javits Center in New York City.
The Torch Award will be presented to the leadership team of P.S. Kitchen, a social business, artisanal and plant-based restaurant in New York City with the mission of leveraging the power of good food and an open heart to lovingly serve their clients, employees, society and the earth. The Beacon Award will be presented to Allison Kave and Keavy Landreth, from Butter & Scotch, a feminist cocktail bar & bakery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
“The Torch and Beacon Awards have become a highlight of our food and beverage portfolio events and we are thrilled to recognize these dedicated recipients who are making such an impact on the industry and the world,” said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion Events Food & Beverage Portfolio. “We invite our attendees and exhibitors to mark their calendars for both presentations during the show – and hear the remarkable programs both winning teams are leading.”
The Torch Award was created to honor talented chefs and/or restaurateurs for the brilliance of their careers and the impact they have had on the industry and their surrounding community. This year’s recipients are (pictured at top) Jeffrey LaPadula, Co-General Manager; April Tam Smith, Co-Founder; and Timothy Carberry, Co-General Manager of P.S. Kitchen. The team is committed to donating 100% of profits to sustainable charitable work locally and overseas, creating jobs for those marginalized, and providing New Yorkers with delicious food options that are kind to the body and the earth. The P.S. Kitchen team joins past recipients including Geoffrey Zakarian, Danny Meyer, Thomas Keller, and others. The award will be presented on Sunday, March 8 on Center Stage at 12:00 pm.
The Beacon Award was created to recognize female leaders who have truly served as a Beacon in the industry through their leadership, contributions, and inspiration. This year’s Beacon Award recipients (pictured to right), Allison Kave and Keavy Landreth, are bakers and bartenders and co-own Butter & Scotch in Crown Heights, Brooklyn where they serve wonderful cakes, cocktails and in your face feminist politics. Allison and Keavy join past recipients, including Dominique Crenn, City Harvest’s Jilly Stevens, Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy, and others. The award will be presented on Monday, March 9 at 12:30 pm on Center Stage, following the Foodservice Council for Women panel discussion.
The 2020 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York will be held Sunday, March 8 – Tuesday, March 10 at the Javits Center in New York. The tradeshow and conference will provide thousands of industry professionals with access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, special events including Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender, Rapid Fire Challenge, Cake Decorating & Gelato Competitions, and several culinary demonstrations, as well as, hundreds of leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit www.internationalrestaurantny.com.