Denise Kelly Awarded Maître d' of the Year

Chino Champion Newspapers
June 13, 2009

Denise Kelly, owner and manager of Owen's Bistro in Chino, has been awarded the Maître d' of the Year Award 2009.

The award is bestowed by the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association (SCRW), which started in 1975. Mrs. Kelly is the first woman to receive the honor since the inception of SCRW.

Owen's Bistro is located in historic downtown Chino at 5210 D St. next to the Chino Youth Museum.

Mrs. Kelly said she was honored to be awarded for something she loves to do. She said she takes pride in knowing a customer's favorite dish or wine order, and strives to build relationships and make customers feel special.

Mrs. Kelly owns the eatery with her husband and SCRW Chef of the Year 2008, James Kelly.