Reminder: VIBE Vista Award Nominations Now Open!

The Melting Pot, winner of the 2016 VIBE Vista Award for Best Special Event among multi-unit chain restaurants.

The 2017 VIBE Conference, known as the premier annual event for recognizing the leading chain and hotel adult beverage executives and suppliers, will be held in San Diego, CA, from February 27 to March 1. Each year, VIBE recognizes the creation, training, execution, management, and ongoing positive results of national on-premise companies’ corporate beverage programs with the VIBE Vista Awards. It's important to keep in mind that submissions are due no later than Friday, November 11, 2016. For more information on the 2017 VIBE Vista Awards, please visit To view the 2016 VIBE Vista Award winners, please click here.

Nominations may be submitted by sponsors, consultants, agencies, distributors, suppliers and operators, and are judged on creating positive initiatives that spark beverage sales, innovations that contribute to operational efficiencies, and training and service programs that lead to the highest quality standards and operational practices. All submissions are reviewed by a panel of Johnson & Wales University beverage faculty, staff and alumni.

The VIBE Vista Awards recognize top performance in the Multi-Unit Chain Restaurants and Hotel, Cruise Lines, and Casinos divisions. The awards highlight programs and promotions in the following categories:

  • Best Beer
  • Best Beverage Menu
  • Best Wine
  • Best Spirits
  • Best Alcohol Free Program
  • Responsible Beverage Alcohol Service
  • Best Promotion
  • Best Single Event
  • Best Overall

VIBE Vista Award benefits include:

  • Top Recognition in Your Category
  • Onsite Awards Ceremony
  • Great PR Exposure
  • Engraved Award

Please check back for updates. If you have any questions, please email Andrea Floyd: [email protected].


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