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 recognized annually at the DiRōNA Reunion. Nominees are solicited from the DiRōNA membership and then presented to the Executive Committee. Candidates qualify by having at least 25 years of dedicated service and by making significant contributions to the distinguished dining industry.

JASPER J. MIRABILE

JASPER J. MIRABILE

Jasper's Kansas City, MO

 

PAUL KOVI

PAUL KOVI

The Four Seasons New York, NY

 

VICTOR & ROLAND GOTTI

VICTOR & ROLAND GOTTI

Ernie's San Francisco, CA

 

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

 

ALLAN L. SCHUMAN

ALLAN L. SCHUMAN

Ecolab, Inc. St. Paul, MN

 

JIM CHAMBERLAIN

JIM CHAMBERLAIN

EcoLab, Inc. St. Paul, MN

 

LEAH CHASE

LEAH CHASE

Dookey Chase Restaurant New Orleans, Louisiana

 

PINO POSTERARO

PINO POSTERARO

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill Vancouver, BC

 

DREW NIEPORENT

DREW NIEPORENT

Myriad Restaurant Group New York, NY

 

Ruth Fertel

Ruth Fertel

Ruth's Chris Steak House New Orleans, Louisiana

 

PANCHO & SHARON MORALES

PANCHO & SHARON MORALES

Pancho's Backyard Puerto Maya Cozumel, Mexico

 

CHUCK TEMPLETON

CHUCK TEMPLETON

Open Table San Francisco, CA

 

ROBERT MONDAVI

ROBERT MONDAVI

Mondavi Wineries Napa, CA

 

TONY MAY

TONY MAY

San Domenico New York, NY

 

ELLA BRENNAN

ELLA BRENNAN

Commander's Palace New Orleans, LA

 

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

 

RALPH BRENNAN

RALPH BRENNAN

The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group New Orleans, LA

 

CARLTON CURTIS

CARLTON CURTIS

Coca-Cola Foodservice Hospitality Atlanta, GA

 

LOUIS I. SZATHMARY

LOUIS I. SZATHMARY

Johnson & Wales Univ Chicago, IL

 

VINCENZO GABRIELE

VINCENZO GABRIELE

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant Louisville, KY

 

Ken Frank

La Toque Napa, CA

Ty Martin

Commanders Palace New Orlean's, LA

TED BALESTRERI

TED BALESTRERI

Sardine Factory Monterey, CA

 

JEAN-JACQUES RACHOU

JEAN-JACQUES RACHOU

La Cote Basque New York, NY

 

KURT KNOWLES SR.

KURT KNOWLES SR.

Knowles Restaurants West Orange, NJ

 

HARRY KNOWLES

HARRY KNOWLES

The Manor West Orange, NJ

 

H. JEROME BERNS

H. JEROME BERNS

The 21 Club New York, NY

 

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

 

RICHARD SWIG

RICHARD SWIG

Fairmont Hotels San Francisco, CA

 

SHELDON SHANE

SHELDON SHANE

Allsport Publishing New York, NY

 

ALAN STILLMAN

ALAN STILLMAN

The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group New York, NY

 

PAT CETTA

PAT CETTA

Sparks Steakhouse New York, NY

 

AGOSTINO GABRIELE

AGOSTINO GABRIELE

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant Louisville, KY

 

Cindy Pawlcyn

Mustards Grill and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen St Helena, CA.

JOHN ARENA

JOHN ARENA

Hogan's Inn Toronto, Canada

 

N. LEE COMISAR

N. LEE COMISAR

Maisonette Cincinnati, OH

 

JOHN FOLSE

JOHN FOLSE

Chef John Folse & Company Gonzales, LA

 

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

 

RICK POWERS

RICK POWERS

Beverly’s Coeur d’Alene, ID

 

VINCENT CATANIA

VINCENT CATANIA

Dan'l Webster Inn Hyannis, MA

 

FERDINAND METZ

FERDINAND METZ

Culinary Institute of America

 

CHRISTIANNE RICCHI

CHRISTIANNE RICCHI

Ristorante i Ricchi Washington, DC

 

RICHARD MELMAN

RICHARD MELMAN

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. Chicago, IL

 

VICTOR ROSELLINI

VICTOR ROSELLINI

Rosellini Four-10 Rest. Seattle, WA

 

JACQUES LANDURIE

JACQUES LANDURIE

Restaurant Les Halles Montreal, Canada

 

ANTHONY VON MANDL

ANTHONY VON MANDL

Mission Hill Family Estate British Columbia, Canada

 

CHARLES 'CHICK' MARSHALL

CHARLES 'CHICK' MARSHALL

Mr Stox Anaheim, CA

 

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

 

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