• 2007 The Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2007 National Restaurant Association Keystone Humanitarian Award, Pennsylvania 
  • 2006 Seven Stars & Stripes Award for Excellence in Hospitality 
  • 2005 Grand Prize, Plate Magazine Duck Recipe Contest
  • 2005 Grand Prize, The Farmer & The Chef Event
  • 2005 Restaurant Neighbor Award Finalist, State of Pennsylvania, National Restaurant Association
  • 2004 Chef Walter Staib and City Tavern are inducted into World Gourmet Club
  • 2004 Founder’s Trophy, World Gourmet Club
  • 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 Five Star Diamond Award for both Chef and Restaurant, American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
  • 2003 Neighborhood Favorite Award, Elite Dining
  • 2003 Independent Restaurant Award of Excellence, Council of Independent Restaurants of America (CIRA)
  • 2003 Distinguished Visiting Author Award, Johnson & Whales University
  • 2003 German-American Friendship Award, Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2003 Best Presentation, PhillyCooks!
  • 2002 Lifetime Membership, German Society of Pennsylvania
  • 2002 Guy Przybycien Award, March of Dimes’ Star Chefs
  • 2002 First Place for Chicken, Neil Stein & Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge
  • 2002 Gold Honors, Best Dessert, Taste of the Countryside
  • 2001 First Prize, PA Pork Producers Taste of Elegance Competition
  • 2001 Chef’s Choice Award, Dessert, Master’s Touch
  • 2000 Most Innovative Caribbean Creation, Taste of the Caribbean Competition
  • 2000 Restaurant Wine and Spirits Cooking Award, Santé
  • 2000 Menu Visionary Award for Children’s Dining, From Mind To Menu
  • 2000 Best Kids Menu in America Award, Restaurant Hospitality
  • 2000 Editor’s Choice, Best Historically Authentic Menu, Main Line Today
  • 1999 Philadelphia Delaware Valley Restaurant Association’s Restaurateur of the Year
  • 1999 Restaurateur of Distinction Award and induction into the prestigious Ivy Society, Restaurants & Institutions
  • 1999 FCSI Grand Award for Excellence in Management Advisory Services
  • 1999 Tabletop Grand Award, FE&S Magazine
  • 1999 Cheers Best Beverage Program in America, Independent Category
  • 1999 Award for Historic American Cuisine, Who’s Who in America’s Fine Dining
  • 1999 Best Booth Staff, Taste of the Countryside
  • 1998 Best Romantic Dining at City Tavern, Best Restaurants in America
  • 1997 Tabletop Grand Award, FE&S Magazine
  • 1987 Foodservice Operator of the Year, Hotel & Lodging, IFMA Silver Plate
  • Silver Spoon Award, Food Arts
  • First Inductee into the Caribbean Culinary Hall of Fame
  • Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole de la République Française
  • Commandeur de l’Association Internationale des Maîtres Conseils en Gastronomie Française
  • Medal Meritorious de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
  • Recognition Award, The Civil Service Leader