2022 Award Winners

OSCAR Award Winners

Restaurateurs of the Year

Restaurant Group

Sanjiv Dhar, Spice Kraft Inc.


Aaron DeRego, The Red Dory

Fine Dining

Robert Leonard, Coast Guard House

Coffee House

Randy Nason, Seven Stars Bakery


Jeremy Duffy & Devin Kelly, The Guild Brewing Company

Hotelier of the Year (Branded)

Lynne Oscarson, Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings

Hotelier of the Year (Independent)

David Smiley, Newport Harbor Island Resort

Chef of the Year (Restaurant)

Joe Lopes, Angelo’s Civita Farnese Restaurant

Chef of the Year (Hotel)

Jacob Jasinski, The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Country Club Manager of the Year

Janice M. Mathews, Quidnessett Country Club, Inc.

Man of the Year

Anthony Pellegrino, Ash

Woman of the Year

Kait O’Hara, Falvey Linen Supply

Vendor of the Year

Beacon Mutual Insurance

Vendor Representative of the Year

Keith Morris, Mancini Beverage

Volunteer of the Year

Vinny Costable, Gordon Food Service

TR McGrath, McGrath Clambakes

Mary Brennan Tourism Award

Providence River Boat Company

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Bacon, Gregg’s Restaurants & Taverns

Hospitality Ambassadors of the Year


Jamie Coelho, RI Monthly

Steve Klamkin, WPRO


Representative Carol McEntee

Senator Joshua Miller


Lauren Slocum, Central RI Chamber

John Gibbons, Rhode Island Sports Commission

RIHA Chairman’s Award

Sean Kennedy, National Restaurant Association

President’s Award

William and Susan DeAngelus, Twin Oaks Restaurant

EF Chairman’s Award

Director Matthew Weldon, RI Department of Labor & Training

Teacher of the Year

Sara Reilly, CharihoTech

Student of the Year

Sabina Ulysse, Exeter Job Corps Academy

Education Partnership of the Year

RI Public Transit Authority

Education Ambassador of the Year

Michael Joseph Sabitoni, Johnson & Wales University

Employees of the Year


Javier Romero
Regency Plaza Apartments, Facilities Service Manager

Marina Plowman
Regency Plaza Apartments, Resident Services Professional


Colleen Heslam
Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort, Bartender

Adam Stabile
Providence Oyster Bar, Head Bartender


Andrew Gregarczyk
Blackstone Caterers, Beverage Manager

Erica Maciel
Blackstone Caterers, Office Manager

Lindy Lopes
McGrath Clambakes & Catering, Event Staging Manager

Hugo Ramiro Lopez
McGrath Clambakes & Catering, Sous Chef

Emerging Leaders of the Year

Erin Hensel
Marriott Providence Hotel, Director of Room Operations

Shannan Plew
Watch Hill Inn, Manager

Harrison Staley
Weekapaug Inn, Guest Relations Manager

Kerri Spady
Ellie's Bakery / Gracie's Ventures, Pastry Chef

Reid Thornton
Hampton Inn & Suites Providence, Director of Operations

Patrick J. Surber
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Special Events Operations Coordinator

Nancy Zhou
Ocean House, Restaurant Supervisor

Elena Pupazan
The Vanderbilt, Assistant Front Office Manager

Andrea Clayton
Hemenway's Restaurant, Kitchen Supervisor


Elizabeth Richard
Omni Providence, Accounting Generalist

Haneen Abady
Marriott Providence Hotel, Housekeeping Manager

Elijah Brown
Aloft Providence Downtown, Guest Experience Specialist

Kevin Ratcliffe
Aloft Providence Downtown, Maintenance Engineer

William Rosen
Renaissance Providence, Reception Supervisor

Joseph Colon
Renaissance Providence, Houseperson

Hannah Kanik
The Chanler at Cliff Walk, Guest Services Representative

Gabrielle Terry
The Dean Hotel, Room Attendant

John Vaughan III
The Dean Hotel, Night Audit Supervisor

Juan Alvarez
Graduate Providence, Lead Cook

Ines Monteiro
Graduate Providence, Room Attendant

Morgan Capodilupo
The Vanderbilt, Lead Concierge


Iris Ferguson
Bluefin Grille, Restaurant Server

Niki Holden
Chomp Kitchen and Drinks, Chef

Helder Martins
Fred & Steve's Steakhouse, Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort, Cook

Ethel Bradley
Bally's Tiverton Casino & Hotel, Bartender

Brianna Harris
Ocean House, Restaurant Supervisor at Dune Cottage

Kieran Macintosh
The Chanler, Demi Sous Chef

Miranda Smith
Rooftop @ The Providence G, Restaurant Manager


Robert Elmer III
Ocean House Collection, Hotel Historian & Guest Relations

Nicholas Millard
Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, Director of Digital Media

Elizabeth Smith
The Preservation Society of Newport County, Breakers Team Leader

Holly Martucci
Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort & Bally's Tiverton Casino & Hotel, Regional Executive Director of Beverage, Valet & Transportation

Louis Barone
Rhode Island Convention Center & Amica Mutual Pavilion, Lead General Foreman