Past Honorees

2021
Carol & James A. Collins
Collins Family Foundation
2020
Raul Porto, Beatriz Porto, Margarita Navarro
Porto's Bakery & Cafe
2019
Gary Eberle
Eberle Winery
2018
Larry Shupnick
Interstate Hotels and Resorts
2017
Gina Gallo & Jean-Charles Boisset
E&J Gallo Winery & Boisset Collection
2016
Robert D. Olson
R.D. Olson Development
2015
Tom Simms
Mimi's Cafe
2014
Alan Fuerstman
Montage Hotels & Resorts
2013
Caroline Beteta
Visit California
2012
Sam Nazarian
sbe
2010
Steele Platt
Yard House
2009
Steve Slater
Southern Wine & Spirits
2008
Carl N. Karcher
Carl's Jr.
2006
Leslie & Bob Spivak
The Grill/Daily Grill
2005
Richard N. Frank
Lawry's
2004
Hugh O. La Bounty
Cal Poly Pomona (retired)
2004
Bob Suzuki
Cal Poly Pomona (retired)
2004
Michael Ortiz
Cal Poly Pomona (retired)
2003
Bruce Schwartz
SYSCO
2002
Carol & James A. Collins
Sizzler Restaurants
2001
Alice Waters
Chez Panisse Restaurant
2000
Julia Child
1999
Robert & Margrit Mondavi
Robert Mondavi Winery