Chris Hall, Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner of Local Three were presented with the Georgia Restaurant Association’s award for Restaurateur of the Year last night.
The three faced tough competition against fellow nominees Richard Blais of Trail Blais (Flip Burger and HD1) and Riccardo Ullio of U Restaurants (Sotto Sotto, Fritti, Escorpian).
Local Three is the second concept from Mussman and Turner who’s first restaurant together was aptly named Muss & Turner’s (see profile Muss & Turner’s).Â Chris Hall joined the duo to open Local Three as executive chef.
The GRACE Awards are an annual event recognizing and paying tribute to leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Georgia’s restaurant industry.Â The gala was held last night at the Loews Atlanta Hotel.
GRACE Awards were also presented to:
- Ted Turner of Ted’s Montana Grill -Â Lifetime Achievement
- Richard Chey of HomeGrown Restaurant Concepts for Distinguished Service
- Will Harris of White Oak Pastures for Innovator
- Kathleen Ciaramello of Coca-Cola Refreshments for Industry Partner
View a list of all the 2011 GRACE AWARD Finalists.
Congratulations to all the winners an finalists!