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2018 Food Safety Awards

The Bloomington Convention and Visitor's Bureau presents the 23rd Annual Diamond Service Awards honoring exceptional individuals with the best in customer service in the hospitality industry of Bloomington!

Winners of the Food Safety Awards will be announced at the 23rd Annual Diamond Service Award ceremony, which celebrates the hard work of individuals in the hospitality industry in the City of Bloomington, will be presented by Mayor Gene Winsted on March 17th, 2019. City Councilmembers and other City officials will be in attendance to honor the best hotels, restaurants, and groceries of Bloomington. 

The Food Safety Awards honor establishments in six categories based on results of the City’s 2018 Environmental Health Division's inspections.

Nominees in each category are interviewed and rated on food safety practices by the City’s Food Collaborative volunteers. The City’s Advisory Board of Health reviews the scored results and selected the winners for the 18th annual award’s presentation.

Food Safety Awards

“There’s nothing like it in the country,” Environmental Health Manager Lynn Moore said. “We like to call the Diamond Service Awards and the food safety awards our own academy awards!”

The ceremony hosted by the Bloomington Visitor's Bureau will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton at 7800 Normandale Boulevard in Bloomington on Sunday, March 17th in the Minneapolis South Grand Ballroom. More details can be found at

Below are a list of the 2018 Food Safety Award Nominees: 

Full Service Hotel
  • JW Marriott, 2141 Lindau Lane
  • Radisson Blu, 2100 Killebrew Drive
  • Minneapolis Airport Marriott, 2020 East American Boulevard
Full Service Restaurant
  • American Girl, 5160 West Market
  • Sports Page, 9014 Lyndale Avenue S
  • Outback Steakhouse, 1321 E 78th Street
  • Zeke's, 7700 W Old Shakopee Road
Fast Casual/Cafeteria
  • Gyropolis, 2320 W 90th Street
  • Ikea, 8000 Ikea Way
  • Cafe Fusion, 8300 Norman Center Drive
  • Naf Naf Grill, 326 Central Parkway
Quick Service/Limited Service
  • Culver's, 7801 Nicollet Avenue
  • McDonald's, 7997 Southtown Center
  • Jimmy John's, 7815 Portland Avenue S
  • Holiday Inn Express, 7770 Johnson Avenue South
  • A & W - North Food Court, 376 Central Parkway
  • Cub Foods, 8421 Lyndale Avenue South
  • Cub Foods, 10520 France Avenue South
  • Walmart, 700 East American Boulevard
  • Sam's Club #4787, 200 West American Boulevard

The Bloomington Convention and Visitor's Bureau Presents the Diamond Service Awards: