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It's time again to celebrate the people who make our industry shine!  The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association’s 2018 Stars of the Industry Awards presented by Sysco is an annual gala to recognize exemplary performance and service in hospitality across the state.

 

The awards presentation is preceded by a fantastic dinner reception where guests will have the opportunity to sip & savor the food and beverage trends of 2018, as well as network with industry peers, award nominees and award winners.

 

This event draws 350+ hospitality professionals from around the state, as it is NCRLA's signature event of the year. Our event emcee will be Ken Smith, of WRAL-TV in Raleigh. The celebration gala and awards presentation will be followed by a champagne and dessert finale.

 

Individual tickets ($125) and tables of 10 ($1,200) are available for purchase at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-stars-of-the-industry-awards-celebration-gala-presented-by-sysco-tickets-40918343868?aff=NCRLAmembers

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

PRESENTING 

Sysco logo

HOST

Small Sheraton Imperial Logo

 

To sponsor this event, please contact Mindy Wharton at mwharton@ncrla.org or 919-277-8585.

 

FAQs

 What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking will be available on-site at the Sheraton Imperial parking lot.

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please direct questions to Mindy Wharton, mwharton@ncrla.org or 919-539-1977

 

What is the proper attire?

Business formal.

 

What's the refund policy?

No refunds are offered.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.  We will have a printed name tag for each registrant.

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.  If you are attending in place of another guest, we will make you a name tag at the door.

 
What awards will be given?

Restaurateur of the Year

This award honors a restaurant owner or company that is viewed as highly successful in the eyes of his or her fellow operators, employees and the community. Other areas of consideration include the nominee’s ability as an operator and his/her community involvement. In addition, nominees should have made contributions to the industry on the basis of his/her own business ethics, and have enhanced the overall image of the food service industry. In general, nominees should show an interest in protecting and promoting the food service industry. Previous winners.

 

Restaurant Employee of the Year

Two awards will be given in this category to celebrate deserving employees at the management level and line level. Nominees must display outstanding service and a commitment to excellence in hospitality. Nominees must have been employed at a member restaurant for one year as of Nov. 1, 2016, and carry themselves with professionalism and display leadership abilities. Previous winners.

 

Lodging Operator of the Year

This award honors hotel owner or company that is viewed as highly successful in the eyes of his or her fellow operators, employees, and the community. Other areas of consideration include the nominee’s ability as an operator and his/her community involvement. In addition, nominees should have made contributions to the industry on the basis of his/her own business ethics, and have enhanced the overall image of the lodging industry. In general, nominees should show an interest in protecting and promoting the hospitality industry. General Managers, management company executives and property owners are eligible. Previous winners.

 

Lodging Employee of the Year

Two awards will be given in this category to celebrate deserving employees at the management level and line level. Nominees must display outstanding service and a commitment to excellence in hospitality. Nominees must have been employed at a member lodging establishment for one year as of Nov. 1, 2016, and carry themselves with professionalism and display leadership abilities Previous winners.

 

Hospitality Supplier of the Year

This award honors a company or representative that is viewed as highly successful in the eyes of his/her fellow operators, employees, and the community. Nominees should have made contributions to the industry on the basis of his/her own business ethics and have contributed to the overall image of the hospitality industry. In general, nominees should show an interest in protecting and promoting the hospitality industry. Previous winners.

 

Griff and June Glover Award
This award honors an NCRLA member who has gone above and beyond in their service to the association. The nominee should be someone who has contributed significant time and energy to help NCRLA accomplish its mission. The award is named after long time members Griff and June Glover of Pizza Inn and Diversified Foods. Previous winners.

 

Hospitality  Champion Award

This award honors the state legislator who has made the most legislative headway for the hospitality in the preceding legislative session. Previous winners.

 

NCRLA Lifetime Achievement Award
This award will be given when appropriate to a member who has achieved significant success in the North Carolina hospitality industry. This award was instituted last year and given posthumously to Ken Conrad of Libby Hill Seafood. Previous winners

 

Ken Conrad Award for Service to the Community
This award honors members who make significant charitable impacts within their communities. Previous winners

 

Our application process has closed.  If you have any questions about a nominee or the process, please contact Alyssa Barkley at abarkely@ncrla.org.

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