Hall of Fame

The DiRōNA Hall of Fame was established in 1993 with the initial induction of 14 members. Since that time, honorees are selected and honored annually at the annual reunion. Nominees are solicited from the DiRōNA membership and then presented to the Advisory Board. Candidates qualify by having at least 25 years of dedicated service and by making significant contributions to the distinguished dining industry.

PAT CETTA

PAT CETTA

Sparks Steakhouse New York, NY

VICTOR & ROLAND GOTTI

VICTOR & ROLAND GOTTI

Ernie's San Francisco, CA

PAUL KOVI

PAUL KOVI

The Four Seasons New York, NY

JASPER J. MIRABILE

JASPER J. MIRABILE

Jasper's Kansas City, MO

TOM MARGITTAI

TOM MARGITTAI

The Four Seasons New York, NY

CHRISTINE VACCARO

CHRISTINE VACCARO

Old Warsaw Dallas, TX

LAURA MAIOGLIO

LAURA MAIOGLIO

Barbetta New York, NY

MARIO FERRARI

MARIO FERRARI

Mario's Nashville, TN

JACQUES LANDURIE

JACQUES LANDURIE

Restaurant Les Halles Montreal, Canada

JIM CHAMBERLAIN

JIM CHAMBERLAIN

EcoLab, Inc. St. Paul, MN

RICHARD SWIG

RICHARD SWIG

Fairmont Hotels San Francisco, CA

RICHARD MELMAN

RICHARD MELMAN

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. Chicago, IL

ANTHONY VON MANDL

ANTHONY VON MANDL

Mission Hill Family Estate British Columbia, Canada

CHUCK TEMPLETON

CHUCK TEMPLETON

Open Table

PANCHO & SHARON MORALES

PANCHO & SHARON MORALES

Pancho's Backyard Puerto Maya Cozumel, Mexico

TONY MAY

TONY MAY

San Domenico New York, NY

ROBERT MONDAVI

ROBERT MONDAVI

Mondavi Wineries Napa, CA

ANTHONY ATHANAS

ANTHONY ATHANAS

Anthony's Pier 4 Boston, MA

REINHARD BARTHEL

REINHARD BARTHEL

Cafe' 36 La Grange, IL

VINCENT BOMMARITO

VINCENT BOMMARITO

Tony's St. Louis, MO

MAUDE CHASEN

MAUDE CHASEN

Chasen's Los Angeles, CA

BERT CUTINO

BERT CUTINO

Sardine Factory Monterey, CA

JORDI ESCOFET

JORDI ESCOFET

La Cava Mexico City, Mexico

WILLIAM P. FISHER

WILLIAM P. FISHER

American Hotel & Motel Assn. Washington, DC

CHRISTIANNE RICCHI

CHRISTIANNE RICCHI

Ristorante i Ricchi Washington, DC

ALLAN L. SCHUMAN

ALLAN L. SCHUMAN

Ecolab, Inc. St. Paul, MN

RALPH BRENNAN

RALPH BRENNAN

The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group New Orleans, LA

CARLTON CURTIS

CARLTON CURTIS

Coca-Cola Foodservice Hospitality Atlanta, GA

LEAH CHASE

LEAH CHASE

Dookey Chase Restaurant New Orleans, Louisiana

CHARLES 'CHICK' MARSHALL

CHARLES 'CHICK' MARSHALL

Mr Stox

JEAN-JACQUES RACHOU

JEAN-JACQUES RACHOU

La Cote Basque New York, NY

HARRY KNOWLES

HARRY KNOWLES

The Manor West Orange, NJ

JEAN LEON

JEAN LEON

La Scala Los Angeles, CA

WARREN LERUTH

WARREN LERUTH

Leruth's New Orlean's, LA

RICHARD E. MARRIOTT

RICHARD E. MARRIOTT

Marriott Corp. Bethesda, MD

KARL RATZSCH

KARL RATZSCH

Karl Ratzsch's Carefree, AZ

SHELDON SHANE

SHELDON SHANE

Allsport Publishing New York, NY

LOUIS I. SZATHMARY

LOUIS I. SZATHMARY

Johnson & Wales Univ Chicago, IL

ALAN STILLMAN

ALAN STILLMAN

The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group New York, NY

VINCENT CATANIA

VINCENT CATANIA

Dan'l Webster Inn Hyannis, MA

VICTOR ROSELLINI

VICTOR ROSELLINI

Rosellini Four-10 Rest. Seattle, WA

DREW NIEPORENT

DREW NIEPORENT

Myriad Restaurant Group New York, NY

PINO POSTERARO

PINO POSTERARO

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill Vancouver, BC

VINCENZO GABRIELE

VINCENZO GABRIELE

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant

JOHN ARENA

JOHN ARENA

Hogan's Inn Toronto, Canada

TED BALESTRERI

TED BALESTRERI

Sardine Factory Monterey, CA

H. JEROME BERNS

H. JEROME BERNS

The "21" Club New York, NY

ELLA BRENNAN

ELLA BRENNAN

Commander's Palace New Orleans, LA

N. LEE COMISAR

N. LEE COMISAR

Maisonette Cincinnati, OH

REMO D'AGLIANO

REMO D'AGLIANO

Raffaello Restaurant Carmel, CA

RALPH EVANS

RALPH EVANS

Evans Farm Inc. McLean, VA

ROBERT BALZER

ROBERT BALZER

Travel Holiday Santa Ana, CA

JOHN FOLSE

JOHN FOLSE

Chef John Folse & Company Gonzales, LA

RICK POWERS

RICK POWERS

Beverly’s Coeur d’Alene, ID

FERDINAND METZ

FERDINAND METZ

Culinary Institute of America

RUTH FERTEL

RUTH FERTEL

Ruth's Chris Steak House New Orleans, LA

KURT KNOWLES SR.

KURT KNOWLES SR.

Knowles Restaurants West Orange, NJ

AGOSTINO GABRIELE

AGOSTINO GABRIELE

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant

Honorary Hall of Fame

DONALD M. COE

DONALD M. COE

Cellar Masters Of America Traverse City, MI

GUY BUFFET

GUY BUFFET

Guy Buffet Production Napa, CA

PATRICK A. TERRAIL

PATRICK A. TERRAIL

Boyd Coffe Marietta, GA

THOMAS J. HAAS

THOMAS J. HAAS

Thomas J. Haas & Associates Amelia Island, FL

RICHARD McCARTHY

RICHARD McCARTHY

Seagram Americas New York, NY

MARVIN R. SHANKEN

MARVIN R. SHANKEN

M. Shanken Communications, Inc. New York, NY

THOMAS O. RYDER

THOMAS O. RYDER

Reader's Digest Pleasantville, NY

DONALD G. TOBER

DONALD G. TOBER

Sugar Foods Corp. New York, NY

JANE YOUNG WALLACE

JANE YOUNG WALLACE

JANE YOUNG WALLACE Restaurant & Institutions

JULIA CHILD

JULIA CHILD

Cookbook Author, Teacher Cambridge, MA

PETER D'ALMADA

PETER D'ALMADA

Ecolab Inc. St. Paul, MN

ARIANE BATTERBERRY

ARIANE BATTERBERRY

Food Arts New York, NY

DR. MORRIS J.W. GAEBE

DR. MORRIS J.W. GAEBE

Johnson & Wales University Providence, RI

JAMES C. DOHERTY

JAMES C. DOHERTY

Nation's Restaurant News New York, NY

JAMES D. ROBINSON II

JAMES D. ROBINSON II

J.D. Robinson, Inc. New York, NY

MICHAEL BATTERBERRY

MICHAEL BATTERBERRY

Food Arts New York, NY

ARNE E. OSTERBY

ARNE E. OSTERBY

Osterby & Williamson Miller Place, NY