24 Carrot Gold Food Service Excellence Awards

Public concern about food safety, harmful preparation procedures and dangerous products has increased throughout the United States in recent years. To recognize that food service facilities in St. Charles County place a high importance on customer health and safety, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection established its 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award program in 2007. While all permitted establishments within the county meet necessary requirements to protect the ones they serve, these awards recognize the many organizations that exceed those standards.

To be eligible for consideration, 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award winners cannot have any critical violations within the past year and no more than six non-critical violations over the same time period. In addition, at least 90 percent of the facility’s food managers must have completed a food safety certification class. The facility must also possess a valid St. Charles County Food Establishment Permit and be in good standing with the department.

The public is invited to nominate facilities for future 24 Carrot Gold Award recognition. To suggest your favorite establishment for next year’s consideration, please call the Division of Environmental Health and Protection at 636-949-1800.

24 Carrot Gold Food Service Excellence Award Winners


APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL + BAR – 2921 Veterans Memorial Parkway, St. Charles
CENTERPOINTE HOSPITAL – 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway, Weldon Spring
GROTTO GRILL – 5074 Highway P, Flint Hill
POTBELLY SANDWICH SHOP #539 – 1950 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS – 7821 Highway N, Dardenne Prairie
RUMA’S DELI – 1500 Elm Street, St. Charles
STEFANINA’S PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT – 3002 Winghaven Boulevard, O’Fallon
STONE SOUP COTTAGE – 5809 Highway N, Cottleville
TEQUILA MEXICAN RESTAURANT – 2641 Muegge Road, St. Charles


CULVER’S OF ST. CHARLES – 2750 Muegge Road, St. Charles
CULVER’S OF WENTZVILLE – 1898 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville
KIDDIE ACADEMY OF O’FALLON – 4088 Winghaven Boulevard, O’Fallon
PLANK ROAD PIZZA – 5212 Highway N, Cottleville
STL CAKE POPS – 198 Tecumseh, St. Charles
TWIN OAKS SENIOR LIVING – 707 Emge Road, O’Fallon


CULVER’S of O’FALLON  8500 Mexico Road in O’Fallon
NHC HEALTHCARE  35 Sugar Maple Lane in St. Charles
PROGRESS WEST HOSPITAL  2 Progress Point Parkway in O’Fallon
RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS #180  6095 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Charles
RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS #236  1840 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles
RED ROBIN of O’FALLON  1440 Mexico Loop Road East in O’Fallon
THE BRASS RAIL  4601 Highway K in O’Fallon

Twin Oaks Senior Living - 2018 Award Winner

Staff from Twin Oaks Senior Living


FAIRWINDS RIVER'S EDGE – 600 River's Edge Drive in St. Charles
PERSIMMON WOODS GOLF CLUB – 6401 Weldon Spring Road in Weldon Spring
PRASINO – 1520 South Fifth Street in St. Charles
SUGARFIRE SMOKE HOUSE – 9955 Winghaven Boulevard in O'Fallon
SAKURA HIBACHI & SUSHI – 1119 West Pearce in Wentzville


BIKE STOP CAFE – 701 Riverside Drive in St. Charles
MATTINGLY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL – 3434 Harry S Truman Boulevard in St. Charles
THE FAMILY ARENA – 2002 Arena Parkway in St. Charles
TWIN OAKS ESTATE – 707 Emge Road in O'Fallon
WENDY'S – 1390 Mexico Loop Road East in O'Fallon


AMERISTAR CASINO - LANDMARK BUFFET – 1260 South Main Street in St. Charles
BARATHAVEN ALZHEIMER'S SPECIAL CARE CENTER – 1030 BaratHaven Boulevard in Dardenne Prairie
DADDY RAY BURGERS – 8813 Veterans Memorial Parkway in O'Fallon
FRATELLI'S RISTORANTE – 2061 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles
LOS 3 COMPADRES MEXICAN RESTAURANT – 1052 Wolfrum Road in Weldon Spring
PANDA EXPRESS #2159 – 1985 Wentzville Parkway in Wentzville
PICKLEMAN'S GOURMET CAFE – 2041 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles

Bike Stop Cafe - 2015 Award Winner

Award presentation to Bike Stop Cafe staff


EL MAGUEY MEXICAN RESTAURANT - 6125 Ronald Reagan in Lake Saint Louis
FARMHOUSE RESTAURANT - 1120 Technology Drive, Suite 113A in O'Fallon
FIVE GUYS BURGERS - 1520 South Fifth Street in St. Charles
LITTLE CAESARS - 425/427 Droste Road in St. Charles
RACANELLI'S PIZZA - 3945 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville
RUBY TUESDAY - 1218 West Pearce Boulevard in Wentzville
THE BRASS RAIL STEAK HOUSE - 4061 Highway K in O'Fallon


ARBY’S ROAST BEEF – 3786 Elm Street in St. Charles
ARO SYSTEMS, INC. (Mr. Fuel) - #11 Highway W in Foristell
CENTER POINTE HOSPITAL – 4801 Weldon Spring Road in Weldon Spring
EL AGAVE MEXICAN RESTAURANT – 1201 Wentzville Parkway in Wentzville
HAPPY WOK – 2942 Highway K in O’Fallon
MASTERCARD (main kitchen) – 2200 MasterCard Blvd. in O’Fallon
TEXAS ROADHOUSE – 1600 Mexico Road in O’Fallon


DAIRY QUEEN – 702 Church St. in Wentzville
DONUT KING – 662 First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles
FUJIYAMA GRILL AND SUSHI – 8632 Mexico Rd. in O’Fallon
GARDEN VILLAS OF O’FALLON – 7092 S. Outer Rd. 364 in O’Fallon
IMO’S PIZZA – 1127 West Pearce Blvd. in Wentzville
LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE – 2102 Highway K in O’Fallon
ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL – 201 First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles
THE MORGAN SCHOOL – 7401 Highway N in Dardenne Prairie


BUFFALO WILD WINGS – 1285 W. Pearce in Wentzville
CULVERS – 1989 Wentzville Pkwy. in Wentzville
EL AGAVE MEXICAN RESTAURANT – 3823 Elm St. in St. Charles
GREEN TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 1000 S. Fox Hound Dr. in Lake Saint Louis
PENN STATION EAST COAST SUBS – 1932 Zumbehl Rd. in St. Charles
PIZZA HUT – 38 O’Fallon Square in O’Fallon
RISE AND DINE RESTAURANT – 1814 Wentzville Pkwy. in Wentzville
SCHNUCKS (Dardenne Crossing) – 3029 Highway K in O’Fallon
T. ARCOBASSOS – 1057 Wolfrum Rd. in Weldon Spring
THE SALVATION ARMY – 2140 N. Fourth St. in St. Charles
TONY’S ON MAIN STREET – 132 N. Main St. in St. Charles
TWIN CHIMNEYS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 7396 Twin Chimneys Blvd. in O’Fallon

The Brass Rail Steak House - 2013 Award Winner

County Executive Ehlmann presents 24 Carrot Food Safety award to The Brass Rail ownership


AMERISTAR PRODUCTION KITCHEN – 1260 S. Main St. in St. Charles
BC’S KITCHEN – 11 Meadows Circle Dr. in Lake Saint Louis
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL – 112 Laura Key Dr. in O’Fallon
WESTHOFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – 900 Homefield in O’Fallon
HOLT HIGH SCHOOL – 600 Campus Dr. in Wentzville
LEWIS & CLARK RESTAURANT – 217 S. Main St. in St. Charles
MANNINO’S MARKET – 5205 Highway N in Cottleville
P ROSCIGLIONE BAKERY – 2265 Bluestone Dr. in St. Charles
RED ROBIN – 7821 Highway N in Dardenne Prairie
TACO BELL/KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN – 620 S. Fifth St. in St. Charles
TGI FRIDAY’S – 2000 First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles
TRUE MANUFACTURING – 2001 East Terra Ln. in O’Fallon
WINGSTOP – 8610 Mexico Rd. in O’Fallon


ASSUMPTION CHURCH SCHOOL – 405 N. Main St. in O’Fallon
LOUIS P. BALDUCCI VINEYARDS – 6601 Highway 94 South in Augusta
BURGER KING – 2882 Highway K in O’Fallon
DENNY’S – 1423 S. Fifth in St. Charles
O’CHARLEY’S – 2204 Highway K in O’Fallon
ORCHARD FARM HIGH SCHOOL – 2165 Highway V in St. Charles
SSM HEALTH CENTER – 300 First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles
SCHNUCKS – 8660 Veterans Memorial Pkwy in O’Fallon
SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL – 300 Knaust Rd. in St. Peters
STEAK ‘N SHAKE – 1134 W. Pearce Blvd. in Wentzville
WHITE CASTLE – 2000 South Highway 94 in St. Charles


CHEVY’S FRESH MEX – 3005 Highway K in O’Fallon
DIERBERGS (Salad Bar) – 2021 Zumbehl Rd. in St. Charles
ETHYL’S WILDWOOD SALOON AND STEAKHOUSE – 8305 Veterans Memorial Pkwy in O’Fallon
FORT ZUMWALT NORTH HIGH SCHOOL – 1230 Tom Ginnever Blvd in O’Fallon
FRATELLI’S RISTORANTE – 2061 Zumbehl Rd. in St. Charles
LEE’S FAMOUS RECIPE CHICKEN – 1012 S. Fifth St. in St. Charles
NOLL’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE – 519 S. Service Rd. in O’Fallon
SAINT LOUIS BREAD COMPANY – 861 Robert Raymond Dr. in Lake Saint Louis
ST. CHARLES WEST HIGH SCHOOL – 3601 Droste Rd. in St. Charles
STEFANINA’S EXPRESS – 1938 Zumbehl Rd. in St. Charles
SCHNUCKS (Deli) – 3029 Highway K in O’Fallon

Schnuck's - 2010 Award Winner

Presenting 24 Carrot Food Safety Excellence Awards to Schnucks staff