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

ROBERT MONDAVI

ROBERT MONDAVI

Mondavi Wineries Napa, CA

TED BALESTRERI

TED BALESTRERI

Sardine Factory Monterey, CA

JOHN ARENA

JOHN ARENA

Hogan's Inn Toronto, Canada

PAUL KOVI

PAUL KOVI

The Four Seasons New York, NY

TONY MAY

TONY MAY

San Domenico New York, NY

JEAN-JACQUES RACHOU

JEAN-JACQUES RACHOU

La Cote Basque New York, NY

N. LEE COMISAR

N. LEE COMISAR

Maisonette Cincinnati, OH

VICTOR & ROLAND GOTTI

VICTOR & ROLAND GOTTI

Ernie's San Francisco, CA

ELLA BRENNAN

ELLA BRENNAN

Commander's Palace New Orleans, LA

KURT KNOWLES SR.

KURT KNOWLES SR.

Knowles Restaurants West Orange, NJ

JOHN FOLSE

JOHN FOLSE

Chef John Folse & Company Gonzales, LA

TOM MARGITTAI

TOM MARGITTAI

The Four Seasons New York, NY

ANTHONY ATHANAS

ANTHONY ATHANAS

Anthony's Pier 4 Boston, MA

HARRY KNOWLES

HARRY KNOWLES

The Manor West Orange, NJ

REMO D'AGLIANO

REMO D'AGLIANO

Raffaello Restaurant Carmel, CA

CHRISTINE VACCARO

CHRISTINE VACCARO

Old Warsaw Dallas, TX

REINHARD BARTHEL

REINHARD BARTHEL

Cafe' 36 La Grange, IL

H. JEROME BERNS

H. JEROME BERNS

The 21 Club New York, NY

RALPH EVANS

RALPH EVANS

Evans Farm Inc. McLean, VA

LAURA MAIOGLIO

LAURA MAIOGLIO

Barbetta New York, NY

VINCENT BOMMARITO

VINCENT BOMMARITO

Tony's St. Louis, MO

JEAN LEON

JEAN LEON

La Scala Los Angeles, CA

ROBERT BALZER

ROBERT BALZER

Travel Holiday Santa Ana, CA

MARIO FERRARI

MARIO FERRARI

Mario's Nashville, TN

MAUDE CHASEN

MAUDE CHASEN

Chasen's Los Angeles, CA

WARREN LERUTH

WARREN LERUTH

Leruth's New Orlean's, LA

RICK POWERS

RICK POWERS

Beverly’s Coeur d’Alene, ID

ALLAN L. SCHUMAN

ALLAN L. SCHUMAN

Ecolab, Inc. St. Paul, MN

BERT CUTINO

BERT CUTINO

Sardine Factory Monterey, CA

RICHARD E. MARRIOTT

RICHARD E. MARRIOTT

Marriott Corp. Bethesda, MD

VINCENT CATANIA

VINCENT CATANIA

Dan'l Webster Inn Hyannis, MA

JIM CHAMBERLAIN

JIM CHAMBERLAIN

EcoLab, Inc. St. Paul, MN

JORDI ESCOFET

JORDI ESCOFET

La Cava Mexico City, Mexico

KARL RATZSCH

KARL RATZSCH

Karl Ratzsch's Carefree, AZ

FERDINAND METZ

FERDINAND METZ

Culinary Institute of America

PINO POSTERARO

PINO POSTERARO

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill Vancouver, BC

RALPH BRENNAN

RALPH BRENNAN

The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group New Orleans, LA

SHELDON SHANE

SHELDON SHANE

Allsport Publishing New York, NY

RICHARD MELMAN

RICHARD MELMAN

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. Chicago, IL

DREW NIEPORENT

DREW NIEPORENT

Myriad Restaurant Group New York, NY

CARLTON CURTIS

CARLTON CURTIS

Coca-Cola Foodservice Hospitality Atlanta, GA

ALAN STILLMAN

ALAN STILLMAN

The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group New York, NY

VICTOR ROSELLINI

VICTOR ROSELLINI

Rosellini Four-10 Rest. Seattle, WA

Ruth Fertel

Ruth Fertel

Ruth's Chris Steak House New Orleans, Louisiana

LOUIS I. SZATHMARY

LOUIS I. SZATHMARY

Johnson & Wales Univ Chicago, IL

PAT CETTA

PAT CETTA

Sparks Steakhouse New York, NY

JACQUES LANDURIE

JACQUES LANDURIE

Restaurant Les Halles Montreal, Canada

LEAH CHASE

LEAH CHASE

Dookey Chase Restaurant New Orleans, Louisiana

WILLIAM P. FISHER

WILLIAM P. FISHER

American Hotel & Motel Assn. Washington, DC

RICHARD SWIG

RICHARD SWIG

Fairmont Hotels San Francisco, CA

CHRISTIANNE RICCHI

CHRISTIANNE RICCHI

Ristorante i Ricchi Washington, DC

ANTHONY VON MANDL

ANTHONY VON MANDL

Mission Hill Family Estate British Columbia, Canada

PANCHO & SHARON MORALES

PANCHO & SHARON MORALES

Pancho's Backyard Puerto Maya Cozumel, Mexico

VINCENZO GABRIELE

VINCENZO GABRIELE

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant Louisville, KY

AGOSTINO GABRIELE

AGOSTINO GABRIELE

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant Louisville, KY

Cindy Pawlcyn

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

CHUCK TEMPLETON

CHUCK TEMPLETON

Open Table San Francisco, CA

Ken Frank

Ken Frank

La Toque Napa, CA

Ti Martin

Ti Martin

Commanders Palace New Orlean's, LA

CHARLES 'CHICK' MARSHALL

CHARLES 'CHICK' MARSHALL

Mr Stox Anaheim, CA

Richard Gonzmart

Richard Gonzmart

Columbia Restaurant Tampa, FL

Bruno Serato

Bruno Serato

Anaheim White House 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

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