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You, the Reader

Food Arts Staff - January/February 2014

Food Arts presents the January/February 2014 Silver Spoon Award for sterling performance to YOU for all you have done through your gracious hospitality, unflagging commitment, and deep knowledge and skills over the last 25 years to make yours one of the most compelling, rewarding, and, yes, glamorous businesses in the world.

So here’s to YOU, chef/owner, restaurateur, executive chef, chef de cuisine, pastry chef, chef de partie, line cook, saucier, baker, garde-manger chef, fish cook, entremetier, grill cook, prep cook, dishwasher, steward, expediter, porter, stagiaire, sommelier, cicerone, culinary student, chef/instructor, culinary educator, restaurant gm, f&b director, beverage manager, mixologist, bartender, bar back, reservationist, host/hostess, maître d’, captain, waiter, busser, caterer, coffee roaster, barista, chocolatier, confiseur, glacier, beekeeper, forager, farmer, butcher, charcutier, dairyman, cheesemaker, cheesemonger, fishmonger, fisherman, miller, foodservice manufacturer/distributor, brewer, winemaker, viticulturist, distiller, DYI entrepreneur, purveyor…

And to YOU, kitchen equipment engineer/manufacturer, kitchen de­signer, architect, restaurant designer, tabletop designer/manufacturer, glassware designer/manufacturer, graphic designer, artist, uniform de­signer/manufacturer, stainless-steel fabricator, knifemaker, pot-and-pan manufacturer, sound system designer, lighting designer, knick-knack forager…

And to YOU, hotelier, hotel gm, front desk receptionist, bellman, concierge, housekeeper, meeting/event planner, sales rep, banquet planner…

And to YOU, journalist, editor, author, ghost writer, book publisher, blogger, critic, public relations agent, web developer/manager, television producer, radio/podcast host, talent agent, filmmaker/documentarian, cookbook store proprietor, food historian, photographer, food stylist, recipe tester…

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Keep it going. You’re the best, and doing the impossible—getting better every day.