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Lena Price February 11, 2013 2

Kendra Feather of Garnett's, Ipanema and The Roosevelt accepts the award for restaurateur of the year.

Kendra Feather of Garnett’s, Ipanema and The Roosevelt accepts the award for restaurateur of the year. (Photo by Lena Price)

Awards were dished out to the best in Richmond’s restaurant scene on Sunday during the second annual Elby’s at the VMFA.

The event, hosted by Richmond Magazine, honored local restaurants, chefs and owners in ten categories, including best new restaurant, restaurant of the year and chef of the year.

Brandon Fox, Richmond Magazine food editor, was the host for the evening.

Here are this year’s winners:

Fine Dining Restaurant: Lemaire 

Upscale Casual: Stella’s 

Neighborhood Restaurant: Kuba Kuba

New Restaurant: Deco Ristorante 

Cocktail Program: The Roosevelt

Excellence in Service: Wendy Kalif of Bistro Bobette

Rising Culinary Star: Mike Yavorsky of Belmont Food Shop

Chef of the Year: Dale Reitzer of Acacia Mid-town

Restaurateur of the Year: Kendra Feather of Garnett’s, Ipanema and The Roosevelt

Culinary Students of the Year:
Dayna Goodchild at Culinard
Stephanie Louise Boehles at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Jean Marie Kennedy at University of Richmond’s Center for Culinary Arts

Read more about last year’s ceremony here.

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  1. Paige Rosemond February 11, 2013 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Congrats to all – great to see Mike Yavorsky recognized in the winning categories! Way to go Mike!!

  2. Brett February 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Great picks! Congrats to Kendra! Love all her restaurants. Keep up the great work.

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