RA is proud to be the recipient of many awards and accolades. Below are just some of our achievements. Visit our RAX page to see more accolades.
Annual Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards "Best Places To Work" In 2021.
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities awarded R/A with the 2021 Customized Employment Award for our commitment to inclusion and diversity in the workforce by expanding employment opportunities for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. R/A received the first annual award from JOBPATH in conjunction with the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), celebrating Developmental Disability Awareness Month, March 2017.
Food Management Best Concept Awards:
R/A was honored in November 2019 from NYC Mayor's office for their work with Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK), a nonprofit social enterprise that creates economic opportunity through careers in food through their culinary training
R/A at Capital One was recognized with the Compass Group Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award, 2019
Albert Lukas, Supervising Chef for the Washington, D.C. region, is a James Beard Award finalist for the Sweet Home Cafe Cookbook, 2019
Jerome Grant, Executive Chef, Sweet Home Café is a James Beard Award Semifinalist, Best Chef Mid-Atlantic 2019
Numerous accolades and press for RA's service in U.S. Open Tennis every year
Chef Rodolfo Contreras was awarded the Jefferson Evans Award for Culinary Excellence by BCA Global, 2014.
Chef Tim Buma was awarded the Jefferson Evans Award for Culinary Excellence by BCA Global, 2012.
Award of Excellence – Best Food Service Deployment Digital Signage from Digital Screen Media Association, 2012.
Random Act of Kindness Award, Judy Speight (team member at Cap One JRC), October 2016.
B&I Culinary Innovator of the Year at West Creek Campus (RA also recognized), January 2016.
Best corporate cafeteria by Richmond Magazine, August 2014.
New York Craft Beer Competition and Governor's Cup (held by the New York State Brewers Association) Awarded The Brewery:
-2019 New York State Brewery of the Year award!
-Gold medal in the Wheat Beer category for Mise en Place Wit
-Gold medal for Class Project for Br-Br-Br-Brown Ale
Top 10 list of Best Campus Dining Programs (#5), October 2016Top 10 list of Best Campus Dining Programs (#5), October 2016.
Named as "The Most Tantalizing Office Cafeteria" by Ed2010, an independent website about magazine culture, February 2014.
OpenTable's 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America, 2018.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
OpenTable Diners Choice Awards in the following categories since 2014: Best Overall, Best Service, Best Ambience, Contemporary American, Great for Lunch.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, 2015.
"People Love Us On Yelp" recognition, 2015.
Included in Best Museum Restaurants in the world list by Bon Appetit, May 2015.
Included in America's Best Restaurants list by Food Republic, May 2015.
Jerome Grant, Chef of the year runner-up by City Paper, May 2015.
Included in America's Best Restaurants by Travel+Leisure, March 2013.
RAMMY award, 2012.
Best of Boston Award for Best Museum Venue, 2016
Wedding Wire Couple's Choice award, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Please visit the RAX page to see recent highlights from Sweet Home Cafe
Semifinalist for James Beard Award, 2017
Jerome Grant Semifinalist for James Beard Award, Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic, 2018, 2019
Albert Lukas Finalist for James Beard Award, Best Cookbook, 2019
Recognized by The Knot (and voters) as the Best of Weddings Winner, 2019
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