Thank you to the 350+ hospitality industry professionals who joined us at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel on Monday, Feb. 27 to celebrate the 18 incredible winners of this year’s Stars of the Industry awards, presented by US Foods.
We are already looking forward to the 2024 Stars of Industry awards. NCRLA will announce a date and venue in the coming months. Interested in sponsoring next year’s event? Contact Inez Nicholson.
NCRLA is so excited to announce the 2023 Stars of the Industry winners.
Restaurateur of the Year: Scott Crawford • Crawford Hospitality
Lodging Operator of the Year: Gary Chhabra • CMC Hotels
Ken Conrad Award for Service to the Community: Steve Thanhauser & Van Eure • Angus Barn
Griff & June Glover Award for Service to the Association: Dave Gronewoller • GC Partners Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Lance Trenary • Golden Corral Corporation
Hospitality Partner of the Year: Steve Troxler • Department of Agriculture
Restaurant Managers of the Year: Igor Gacina • Parizade and Ashley Greene • Bluewater Waterfront Grill
Lodging Managers of the Year: Jason Whitaker • Extended Stay America and Mike Masri • Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown
Restaurant Employees of the Year: Matthew Barry • Midwood Smokehouse and Tiffany Oates • Biscuitville
Lodging Employees of the Year: Charles Prince • TownePlace Suites Wilmington; Regina Triche • Hampton Inn & Suites Jacksonsville; Faustina Tagoe • The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Hospitality Champions of the Year: Sen. Phil Berger • Rep. John Bradford
Award category descriptions are as follows:
Click here for photos of the evening from 2022. Photo Credit: Nieto Photography
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