A woman smirking as she carries a tray with 4 drinks through the restaurant
A woman smirking as she carries a tray with 4 drinks through the restaurant
2022

What Are
The Servies?

Mission

The Servies exist to celebrate front-of-house restaurant employees. We are committed to sharing the stories of the diverse, customer-facing staff who keep restaurants running, go above and beyond for customers, and bring their best attitudes to work, no matter what life throws at them.

How it works

The process is simple. Nominate a front-of-house employee that’s made a difference. The best of the best will be chosen by our Nomination Panel, and then the public will vote. Winners will receive the prize of a lifetime.

Rules

Big awards deserve big prizes

A gold trophy of a hand with the index finger balancing 3 plates

The Servies Trophy

Each winner will get their very own brand-new, custom-engraved Servies trophy.

A gold gift card with the Servies logo on it

$3,000 Tip

It’s the tip of a lifetime. Each Servies winner will receive a $3,000 gift card.

A pair of white Snibbs shoes

Snibbs Shoes

It’s the work shoe you never knew you needed, specifically designed for staff on their feet all day.

Award categories

A smiling woman handing a croissant and coffee to a customer

Best Hustle

For the front-of-house team member who juggles, runs, and flows with ease, never batting an eye when things get too crazy.

A server standing outside of a restaurant wearing an apron

Best Vibe

For any front-of-house teammate that can put a smile on any face, uplifting their coworkers and leaving a lasting impression on their customers.

Best Host Image

Best Host

For the greeters, the arrangers, the ones who keep their cool when a customer is complaining about a long wait.

A server talking to a table of diners while other tables enjoy meals

Best Server

For the table-juggling, condiment-pouring, jack-of-all-trades servers that work their magic to keep customers satisfied.

A bartender pouring a drink from a shaker into a glass

Best Bartender

For the drink-pouring, ID-checking, calm and collected folks who somehow never bat an eye when a customer orders a Rum and Sprite.

A six person restaurant staff with a woman standing in the foreground

Best Front-of-House Team

For the full teams that work seamlessly, keep customers satisfied, and make a restaurant one of the hottest in town.

A smiling bearded man leaning against a bar

Best Manager

For the ones who put out the fires, keep the team going, and somehow deal with the impossible customers at table 22.

Two servers wearing aprons sharing a laugh

Best Team Player

For any front-of-house team member that puts others first, is a shoulder to cry on, and is ready to jump in any time help is needed.

A smiling woman handing a croissant and coffee to a customer

Best Hustle

For the front-of-house team member who juggles, runs, and flows with ease, never batting an eye when things get too crazy.

A server standing outside of a restaurant wearing an apron

Best Vibe

For any front-of-house teammate that can put a smile on any face, uplifting their coworkers and leaving a lasting impression on their customers.

Best Host Image

Best Host

For the greeters, the arrangers, the ones who keep their cool when a customer is complaining about a long wait.

A server talking to a table of diners while other tables enjoy meals

Best Server

For the table-juggling, condiment-pouring, jack-of-all-trades servers that work their magic to keep customers satisfied.

Best Host Image

Best Host

For the greeters, the arrangers, the ones who keep their cool when a customer is complaining about a long wait.

A server talking to a table of diners while other tables enjoy meals

Best Server

For the table-juggling, condiment-pouring, jack-of-all-trades servers that work their magic to keep customers satisfied.

A bartender pouring a drink from a shaker into a glass

Best Bartender

For the drink-pouring, ID-checking, calm and collected folks who somehow never bat an eye when a customer orders a Rum and Sprite.

A six person restaurant staff with a woman standing in the foreground

Best Front-of-House Team

For the full teams that work seamlessly, keep customers satisfied, and make a restaurant one of the hottest in town.

A smiling bearded man leaning against a bar

Best Manager

For the ones who put out the fires, keep the team going, and somehow deal with the impossible customers at table 22.

Two servers wearing aprons sharing a laugh

Best Team Player

For any front-of-house team member that puts others first, is a shoulder to cry on, and is ready to jump in any time help is needed.

A smiling woman handing a croissant and coffee to a customer

Best Hustle

For the front-of-house team member who juggles, runs, and flows with ease, never batting an eye when things get too crazy.

A server standing outside of a restaurant wearing an apron

Best Vibe

For any front-of-house teammate that can put a smile on any face, uplifting their coworkers and leaving a lasting impression on their customers.

Submit a
nomination

Maybe you’re a customer nominating your favorite server, or a server nominating your most appreciated coworkers. Submit as many nominations as you'd like, and tell your friends, family, and coworkers to nominate, too.

Curious about what we’re looking for in a Servies nominee? Take a look at the rules and judging criteria.

Nominations close August 24 at 11:59pm EST.

A woman wearing an apron who is cleaning a table
Front of House, Top of Mind Spinning Logo

Submit a nomination

Maybe you’re a customer thanking a server that made a difference, or you’re a server and want to thank the bartender that keeps your guests’ thirsts quenched. Submit a nomination to celebrate the amazing front-of-house workers that have made a difference. And don’t forget to tell your friends to nominate, too.

Curious about what we’re looking for in a Servies nominee? Take a look at the rules and judging criteria.

Nominations close August 24 at 11:59pm EST.

A server talking to a table of diners while other tables enjoy meals
Front of House, Top of Mind Spinning Logo

Our Panel

Mary Sue Milliken, co-owner of Border Grill, wearing a chef coat

Mary Sue Milliken

Co-owner of
Border Grill and Socalo

David Dressler, co-founder of Tender Greens, holding his book Ten Year Plan

David Dressler

Co-Founder of
Tender Greens

Martha Hoover, founder of the Patachou Foundation, leaning against a wall

Martha Hoover

Founder of
Patachou Foundation

Daniel Shemtob, founder of The Lime Truck, smiling in a kitchen

Daniel Shemtob

Founder of
The Lime Truck

Raji Sankar, co-founder and co-CEO of Wholesome International and Choolah, in a kitchen

Raji Sankar

Co-founder & Co-CEO of Choolaah Indian BBQ

Martha Hoover, founder of the Patachou Foundation, leaning against a wall

Martha Hoover

Founder of
Patachou Foundation

Raji Sankar, co-founder and co-CEO of Wholesome International and Choolah, in a kitchen

Raji Sankar

Co-founder & Co-CEO of
Choolaah Indian BBQ