Chef of the Year: Amy Brandwein



We have a winner!

On Sunday, June 10th Centrolina’s Chef and Owner Amy Brandwein won the coveted title of Chef of the Year at the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) RAMMY Awards. The RAMMY’s honor the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the talented and hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community.


“Receiving this recognition from the RAMMY’s as Chef of the Year is such an incredible honor,” said Chef Brandwein, reflecting on her win. “My Centrolina team inspires me daily and I’m so fortunate to work with some of DC’s top talent in the industry.  As Centrolina approaches its third anniversary, I can’t wait to see what the future holds!”


Throughout her career, Chef Brandwein has earned many accolades, including recognition in 2017 and 2018 as a James Beard Foundation Award finalist in the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category. Chef Brandwein’s prior RAMMY Award nominations include Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year (2018), Chef of the Year (2016, 2017 & 2018), New Restaurant of the Year (2016), and Rising Culinary Star (2007.)


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