Celebrate those who
make our industry shine!
Monday, February 3, 2020 | Raleigh Marriott City Center | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join 300+ industry professionals at the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association’s 2020 Stars of the Industry Awards. This annual gala recognizes exemplary performance and service in hospitality industry across the state. The awards presentation is preceded by a fantastic dinner reception highlighting the culinary and beverage trends of 2020. Individual tickets are $125. Reserved tables of 10 are $1,250.
The 2020 winners are:
Griff and June Glover Award | Jim Beley, The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Ken Conrad Award for Service to the Community | Jim Noble, Noble Food & Pursuits
Lodging Employee of the Year | Kevin Cottet, Beacon IMG – Staybridge Suites, Wilmington
Lodging Manager of the Year | Melissa Bach, Raleigh Marriott City Center
Lodging Operator of the Year | Robert Dedman Jr., Pinehurst Resort
Restaurant Employee of the Year | Jeffrey Bryant, Golden Corral
Restaurant Manager of the Year | Roger Carter, Winston’s Grille
Restaurateur of the Year | Michael Thor and Jeff Mickel, Whiskey Kitchen
Hospitality Supplier of the Year | Stephanie Gaston Poley, Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Lifetime Achievement Award | Maurice Jennings, Biscuitville and Sam Saleh, Neomonde
Hospitality Champion of the Year, Senate | Senator Jerry W. Tillman, NC General Assembly
Hospitality Champion of the Year, House | Representative Becky Carney, NC General Assembly
The 2019 NCRLA Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year, and Mixologist & Distillery of the Year will also be recognized.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Premier Sponsor | US Foods
Platinum Sponsor | Butterball
Silver Sponsor | UnitedHealthcare
Bronze Sponsor | Ecolab, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, S & D Coffee & Tea
Bar Sponsor | SpotOn
Registration Sponsor | Relay
VIP Reception Sponsor | POUR Bar Services
Supporting Sponsors | Ambius, Carolina Brewery, Chemist Spirits, Durham Distillery, Employers, Gnam Gnam Gelato, NC F&B Podcast, Pig Pounder Brewery, Ponysaurus Brewing, Shelton Vineyards, TOPO Distillery, Tryon Distributing, Winebow
To sponsor this event, please contact Mindy Wharton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-277-8585.
Hotel Room Blocks:
Raleigh Marriott City Center, $179/night | To book online, click here. If you prefer to call 919-833-1120 and make your reservation, mention the NCRLA event to receive discounted rate. Discounted rate expires 1/10/2020.
Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown, $119/night | To book online, click here. If you prefer to call 919-856-0017 and make your reservation, mention code NCL to receive discounted rate. Discounted rate expires 1/17/2020.
Award category descriptions are as follows: