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2018 Stars of the Industry Awards & Reception Presented by Sysco
February 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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. This event draws 350+ hospitality professionals from around the state, as it is NCRLA’s signature event of the year.
We’re changing up the format this year! The awards presentation will be 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. We’ll then gather to celebrate our award winners in a formal presentation, followed by a sparkling wine and dessert finale.
The evening’s emcee will be Ken Smith, of WRAL-TV in Raleigh. Dinner & dessert will be provided by our presenting sponsor, Sysco, our host sponsor, Sheraton Imperial, our platinum sponsor Butterball and our food truck partner, Mr. Mongolian. Individual tickets are $125; tables of 10 are $1,200. NCRLA has a room block at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. Reserve your a room at our discounted rate until Jan. 29 online HERE.
Awards will be given that evening in the following categories: Restaurateur of the Year; Restaurant Employee of the Year—management level; Restaurant Employee of the Year—line level; Lodging Operator of the Year; Lodging Employee of the Year—management level; Lodging Employee of the Year—line level; Hospitality Supplier of the Year; Griff & June Glover Award for Distinguished Service; Lifetime Achievement Award; Ken Conrad Award for Service to the Community; Hospitality Champion Award; NCRLA Chef of the Year; NCRLA Pastry Chef of the Year, and the NCRLA Mixologist of the Year.
5:30 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 Awards Ceremony
8:00 – 8:30 Dessert & Sparkling Wine
Contact Mindy Wharton, NCRLA director of marketing and business development, at 919-277-8585, if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.
Thank you to our sponsors!
FOOD TRUCK PARTNER