by Josh Lieberman & Alison Golub | March 06, 2018
Northstar Meetings Group is proud to present the winners of our inaugural Stella Awards, which recognize organizations worldwide that deliver the greatest possible service to meetings and events professionals. The awards celebrate critical aspects of the event experience across 18 different categories among six regions, including food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, green initiatives and more.

We will feature a weekly showcase of 2017 Stella Award winners from each category. This week we showcase Best Food & Beverage. Below is just a sampling of the Best Food & Beverage winners that stood out to the expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group's leading brands, Meetings & Conventions  and Successful Meetings. Finalists in each category were determined by industry professionals during an open voting period; you can view all winners and finalists here.

As we congratulate and celebrate our 2017 winners, nominations have opened for the 2018 Stella Awards. We invite you to nominate deserving industry suppliers to be considered for next year's honors. Stay tuned for open voting in the coming months.

Best Food & Beverage
 
Full bellies make for happy meeting attendees. That's why superb F&B experiences are so crucial to the meetings experience. These Stella Award-winning properties dish up the most innovative and delectable dining options. Whether it's a sit-down banquet for hundreds, an intimate meal in a celebrity chef's restaurant or a fun-filled food-based team-building challenge, these hotels cater to the most discerning of palates with creative experiences to savor long after a meeting ends.
 
The Venetian, The Palazzo and the Sands Expo Convention Center, Las Vegas
Best Food and Beverage (Far West)
 
The culinary collection at The Venetian and The Palazzo comprises everything from restaurant-style catered meals to fine-dining restaurants, offering cuisine options to satisfy every preference. World-renowned chefs -- including Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck and Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro -- create culinary marvels at exclusive restaurants.
 
NH Collection Eurobuilding

Best Food and Beverage (International and U.S. Territories)
 
Within the walls of Madrid's NH Collection Eurobuilding, you can find a leading Japanese restaurant, the only 3-starred Michelin restaurant in Madrid -- DiverXO by Dabiz Muñoz -- and a brasserie supervised by 2-starred Michelin chef Paco Roncero. The hotel's extraordinary culinary range makes it a gourmet hub of Madrid.