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Celebrating 25 Years of Great Taste!

The list of MenuMasters winners from the past 25 years is steeped in culinary history, with some of the most iconic chefs and culinary research & development chefs who have truly shaped the dining experience for consumers now and in the future.
Featured Past Winner - 2004
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Oona Settembre
Featured Past Winner - 2017
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Chef Stephanie Izard
Featured Past Winner - 2019
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Chef Paul Kahan
Featured Past Winner - 2022
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CDS
Featured Past Winner - 2022
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IHOP
Featured Past Winner - 2022
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Chef Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller Restaurant Group
Featured Past Winner - 2022
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Noodles & Co
Featured Past Winner - 2015
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Bonefish Grill
Featured Past Winner - 2022
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Subway
Featured Past Winner - 2003
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Robert Okura
Featured Past Winner - 2022
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First Watch
Featured Past Winner - 2022
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Rohini Dey, Ph.D.
Owner, Vermilion & Founder, Let's Talk Womxn
Featured Past Winner - 2022
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2023 MenuMasters Award Submission

MenuMasters is an invite-only event. Registration is open to restaurant professionals only. Informa reserves the right to decline a registration request due to company type and/or space capacity.

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    2022 MenuMasters Registration

    Pre-registration for the MenuMasters Celebration is closed as 5:00 p.m. CST on May 20th.
    If you are a restaurant operator* and would like to attend, you can register on-site at The Drake Hotel on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m. CST. MenuMasters registration desk will be located in the main lobby. You will be asked to show proof of company affiliation via a business card accompanied by a valid form of ID. The MenuMasters Celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. CST.

    If you have any questions, please contact: Katrina.lopez@informa.com

    * MenuMasters is an invite-only event. Registration is open to restaurant professionals only. Informa reserves the right to decline a registration request due to company type and/or space capacity.
    Past Winners

    Menu Revamp

    2022
    Winner 2022
    Subway
    Subway Eat Fresh Refresh
    2020
    Winner 2020
    Buffalo Wild Wings
    2019
    Winner 2019
    The Piada Group
    Piada Italian Street Food
    2018
    Winner 2018
    Fogo de Chao
    2017
    Winner 2017
    Denny's
    Buttermilk Pancakes
    2016
    Winner 2016
    Sodexo
    Crisol Latin American Menu
    2015
    Winner 2015
    Bonefish Grill
    2014
    Winner 2014
    Joe’s Crab Shack
    2013
    Winner 2013
    Red Lobster
    2012
    Winner 2012
    Buffalo Wild Wings
    2011
    Winner 2011
    Old Chicago
    2010
    Winner 2010
    Tropical Smoothie Café
    2009
    Winner 2009
    Pizza Hut
    Tuscani Pasta Dinners
    2008
    Winner 2008
    O’Charley’s
    2007
    Winner 2007
    Captain D’s Seafood
    2006
    Winner 2006
    Ruby Tuesday’s
    2005
    Winner 2005
    Logan’s Roadhouse
    Spring & Fall Menu Changes
    2004
    Winner 2004
    Olive Garden
    2003
    Winner 2003
    Bob Evans Farms
    Children’s Menu
    2002
    Winner 2002
    Claim Jumper Restaurants
    Manchego pepper burger, ham sandwich, spinach salad pizza, and shrimp taquitos
    2001
    Winner 2001
    Bennigan's Grill & Tavern
    Burger & Ribeye
    2000
    Winner 2000
    Denny's
    1999
    Winner 1999
    Red Lobster
    1998
    Winner 1998
    Legal Sea Foods
    Children's Menu
    Past Winners

    New Menu Item

    2022
    Winner 2022
    Noodles & Co
    Stuffed Tortelloni
    2021
    Winner 2021
    The Wendy’s Company
    2020 Breakfast Menu
    2020
    Winner 2020
    Popeye's
    Chicken Sandwich
    2019
    Winner 2019
    Taco Bell
    Nacho Fries
    2018
    Winner 2018
    Del Taco
    Epic Queso Chicken Burrito
    2017
    Winner 2017
    Shake Shack
    Chick’n Shack
    2016
    Winner 2016
    Jack in the Box
    Classic Buttery Jack
    2015
    Winner 2015
    Chick-fil-A, Inc.
    Grilled Chicken Sandwich
    2014
    Winner 2014
    Chili's
    Pizza
    2013
    Winner 2013
    Taco Bell
    Doritos Locos Tacos
    2012
    Winner 2012
    Sonic Drive-In
    Premium Beef Hot Dogs
    2011
    Winner 2011
    Panda Express
    Honey Walnut Shrimp
    2010
    Winner 2010
    Outback Steakhouse
    Sweet Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin
    2009
    Winner 2009
    Culver Franchising System Inc.
    BBQ Brisket Sandwich
    2008
    Winner 2008
    Maggiano’s Little Italy
    Braised Beef Cannelloni
    2007
    Winner 2007
    Dunkin’ Donuts
    2006
    Winner 2006
    California Pizza Kitchen
    Thai Crunch Salad
    2005
    Winner 2005
    Jack in the Box
    Pannidos
    2004
    Winner 2004
    Famous Dave's
    "Sassy Barbecue Salads"
    2003
    Winner 2003
    PF Chang’s China Bistro
    2002
    Winner 2002
    The Cheesecake Factory
    Miso Salmon
    2001
    Winner 2001
    Champps Americana
    Shanghai Steamers
    2000
    Winner 2000
    Bob Evans Restaurants
    Homestyle Pork Chop Roaster
    1999
    Winner 1999
    Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp.
    Portabello Baguette Sandwich
    1998
    Winner 1998
    Wendy's International
    Fresh Stuffed Pita
    Past Winners

    Limited Time Offer

    2022
    Winner 2022
    First Watch
    Short Rib Omelet
    2021
    Winner 2021
    Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill
    Cook at Home Meal Kits
    2020
    Winner 2020
    Velvet Taco
    WTF (Weekly Taco Feature)
    2019
    Winner 2019
    Culver's
    Pretzel Haus Pub Burger
    2018
    Winner 2018
    Sonic Drive-In
    The Sonic Slinger
    2017
    Winner 2017
    P.F. Chang’s
    Local Favorites Menu
    2016
    Winner 2016
    The Melting Pot
    Dip into the Summer
    2015
    Winner 2015
    Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
    Buttermilk Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp
    2015
    Winner 2015
    ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Division
    Stadium Sandwiches
    2014
    Winner 2014
    Wendy's
    Pretzel Bacon Burger
    2013
    Winner 2013
    Papa John’s International
    Buffalo Chicken Pizza
    2012
    Winner 2012
    Quaker Steak & Lube
    “Shake, Wrap & Roll”
    2011
    Winner 2011
    Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
    Wicked Chicken
    2010
    Winner 2010
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
    Southwest Ancho Chicken Salad
    2009
    Winner 2009
    Denny's Corporation
    Plain White Shake
    2008
    Winner 2008
    Burger King Corporation
    Homestyle Melt Sandwiches
    2007
    Winner 2007
    Golden Corral
    Everyone Deserves a Good Meal Every Day promotion
    2006
    Winner 2006
    Taco Bell
    The Crunchwrap
    2005
    Winner 2005
    Panera Bread
    Vegetarian Fiesta Con Queso Soup
    2004
    Winner 2004
    Ninety Nine Restaurants & Pub
    Bamboo Chicken Skewer, Shrimp Primavera Skillet, Smokin' Apple
    2003
    Winner 2003
    Round Table Pizza
    Mama Zella Pizza Pie
    2002
    Winner 2002
    McDonald's Corporation
    Sourdough menu, Latino-focused menu, German-oriented fare
    2001
    Winner 2001
    T.G.I. Friday's
    Tropical Coconut Chicken Finger
    2000
    Winner 2000
    Country Kitchen International
    60th Anniversary Skillet Menu
    2000
    Winner 2000
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
    Winter Feast Festival
    1999
    Winner 1999
    Taco Bell
    Gorditas
    1999
    Winner 1999
    Wolfgang Puck Café
    Summer Menu
    1998
    Winner 1998
    Marriott Domestic Hotels
    Alaskan Salmon
    1998
    Winner 1998
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
    Campfire Chicken and Campfire Beef
    Past Winners

    Hall of Fame

    2022
    Winner 2022
    Chef Thomas Keller
    Thomas Keller Restaurant Group
    2021
    Winner 2021
    Chef Jennifer Jasinski
    Crafted Concepts
    2019
    Winner 2019
    Jeremiah Tower
    2018
    Winner 2018
    Chef Daniel Boulud
    2017
    Winner 2017
    Chef Stephan Pyles
    2016
    Winner 2016
    Chef Norman Van Aken
    2015
    Winner 2015
    John Besh
    2014
    Winner 2014
    Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger
    2013
    Winner 2013
    Chef Jose Andres
    2012
    Winner 2012
    Chef Jose Garces
    2011
    Winner 2011
    Tom Colicchio
    2010
    Winner 2010
    Jon Luther
    2008
    Winner 2008
    Roger Berkowitz
    2007
    Winner 2007
    Burt Cutino
    2006
    Winner 2006
    Emeril Lagasse
    2005
    Winner 2005
    David Overton
    2004
    Winner 2004
    Paul Prudhomme
    2003
    Winner 2003
    Chef Martin Yan
    2002
    Winner 2002
    Jasper White
    2001
    Winner 2001
    Richard Melman
    2000
    Winner 2000
    Jacques Pépin
    1999
    Winner 1999
    Colonel Harland Sanders
    1998
    Winner 1998
    Warren Leruth
    Past Winners

    Healthful Innovations

    2022
    Winner 2022
    CDS
    Low Waste Bowls
    2020
    Winner 2020
    Chipotle Mexican Grill
    Lifestyle Bowls
    2019
    Winner 2019
    Military Sealift Command – Food Service Program
    2018
    Winner 2018
    University of Connecticut
    Healthy and Lean Pasta Dishes
    2017
    Winner 2017
    Panera Bread
    100% Clean Menu
    2016
    Winner 2016
    Stanford University Dining
    Jamie Oliver’s Cook Smart Program
    2015
    Winner 2015
    Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
    Beyond Meat, Vegan Chicken
    2014
    Winner 2014
    First Watch
    Quinoa Power Bowls
    2013
    Winner 2013
    Silver Diner
    Kids Menu
    2012
    Winner 2012
    The Cheesecake Factory
    “SkinnyLicious” Menu
    2011
    Winner 2011
    Subway
    Build Your Better Breakfast
    2010
    Winner 2010
    KFC Corp.
    Kentucky Grilled Chicken
    2009
    Winner 2009
    Qdoba Mexican Grill
    Smart Meals
    2008
    Winner 2008
    University of Connecticut, Department of Dining Services
    Spa Foods
    2007
    Winner 2007
    Chartwells
    Balanced Choices
    2005
    Winner 2005
    T.G.I. Friday’s
    Chicken La Boca
    2004
    Winner 2004
    Sodexo
    Asian Street Food
    2004
    Winner 2004
    Ruby Tuesday
    "Smart Eating" Program
    2003
    Winner 2003
    Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
    Low-fat Chicken Quesadilla
    2002
    Winner 2002
    ARAMARK
    Dip 'n Chick'n snack, Hearty Meals in Tasty Bowls & Scone Sticks
    2002
    Winner 2002
    The Ground Round
    Black bean and salsa veggie burger
    2001
    Winner 2001
    Chartwells Educational Dining Services/Compass Group
    Terra Ve (vegan menu)
    2001
    Winner 2001
    Fresh Choice Restaurants
    Low Fat San Jose Chicken Chili
    2000
    Winner 2000
    Chili's
    Lettuce Wraps
    1999
    Winner 1999
    Jamba Juice
    Jambola Bread
    Past Winners

    Innovator

    2022
    Winner 2022
    Rohini Dey, Ph.D.
    Owner, Vermilion & Founder, Let's Talk Womxn
    2020
    Winner 2020
    Chef Sarah Grueneberg
    2019
    Winner 2019
    Chef Paul Kahan
    2018
    Winner 2018
    Chef Fabio Viviani
    2017
    Winner 2017
    Chef Stephanie Izard
    2016
    Winner 2016
    Chef David Barzelay
    2015
    Winner 2015
    Chef Jimmy Bannos Jr
    2014
    Winner 2014
    Chef Michael Smith
    2013
    Winner 2013
    Jonathon Sawyer
    2012
    Winner 2012
    Stan Frankenthaler
    2011
    Winner 2011
    Scott Davis
    2010
    Winner 2010
    Brad Blum
    2009
    Winner 2009
    David Burke
    2008
    Winner 2008
    Paul Carr
    2007
    Winner 2007
    Cliff Pleau
    2006
    Winner 2006
    Dan Coudreaut
    2005
    Winner 2005
    Kurt Hankins
    2004
    Winner 2004
    Oona Settembre
    2003
    Winner 2003
    Robert Okura
    2002
    Winner 2002
    Stephen Anderson
    2001
    Winner 2001
    Johnny Law
    Past Winners

    Menu Line Extension

    2022
    Winner 2022
    IHOP
    Signature Burritos and Bowls
    2021
    Winner 2021
    Lazy Dog Restaurants
    TV Dinners
    2020
    Winner 2020
    Burger King Corporation
    Impossible Whopper
    2019
    Winner 2019
    Bonefish Grill
    Brunch Menu
    2018
    Winner 2018
    Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar
    2017
    Winner 2017
    Brigham-Young University (BYU)
    Hawaiian Plate Lunch
    2016
    Winner 2016
    Arby's
    Arby’s Sliders
    2015
    Winner 2015
    Smashburger
    Organic Arugula, Truffle Mushroom & Swiss Burger
    2014
    Winner 2014
    McDonald's
    Premium McWraps
    2013
    Winner 2013
    Noodles & Co
    Slow Braised, Naturally Raised Pork (BBQ Pork Mac & Peppery Pork Sandwich)
    2012
    Winner 2012
    Wendy's
    The W Cheeseburger
    2011
    Winner 2011
    Shari’s Management
    Fresh Blackberry Season Menu
    2010
    Winner 2010
    Au Bon Pain
    Chicken Artichoke Sandwich
    2009
    Winner 2009
    Chick-fil-A, Inc.
    Chargrilled Chicken & Fruit Salad
    2008