A long standing Texas Restaurant Association tradition, outstanding individuals are inducted to the Hall of Honor each year to recognize their significant contribution to the Texas restaurant industry and to the association. This honor is the highest that Association can bestow.
To qualify, nominees must have a minimum of 15 years of TRA membership and exemplify superior business ethics. Criteria include significant time and energy devoted to the benefit of TRA and its members, as well as his or her local chapter. Nominees must also gain proper recognition for the restaurant industry and help to build a positive image.
Check out these profile videos on our most recent inductees:
Gerard Cace | Carmelo Mauro | Tom Kenney
Malcolm DeShields | Ed Murph | Ralph Sheffield
Harvey Kloesel | Raul Molina, Jr. | Betty Zentner
Viola Barrios | Richie Jackson | Don Pittman
Bruce Walcutt | Jim Baron
Richard Galvan | Francisco "Paco" Vargas | Gerald Stone
Anthony Duncan | Tom Perini | Peggy Scott
Earl Abel, Jr. | Bob Barnes
Bill Daniel | Brad Lomax | Gene Street
George W. DeWinne | Ernie Stith
Hope Garcia Lancarte | Christopher J. Pappas
Bobby D. Cox | Matt G. Martinez, Jr.
Larry Forehand | Chris Semos
W. H. “Bill” Cromer | Dick Dozier
A. J. Leger | Hans Nadler | Beatrice Trevino
David Cortez | W. O. “Ted” Thedford
Norman Brinker | Larry D. Durrett | Frank L. Smith
Michael Colias | John K. Miller
C. “Gus” Katsigris | Mary Levy | Jack C. Richmond
Sonny Bryan | Frank Green | Robert Hawk | Gus Keriotis | Robert Levy
Herb Blankinship | William Horan | Earl Mayfield | Milton Neitsch, Jr.
Frank Cuellar, Sr. | Dee Haven | Bob Lee | Miguel Martinez
Gertrude Applebaum | Rosemary Garbett | Macky Sellers | Albert Totah
Earl Abel, Sr. | H.M. “Bill” Bennett | Louis Hochman | Guy T. Jones | Jim L. Peterson
Fred W. Dollar | Carolyn Weldon Goodman | B. J. Kirby | Balous Miller | Method Snapka
Bruce Allred |Jack Bell | W. Leroy Daniel | Matt Martinez, Sr. | C.A. Sanford, Jr. | Jack Sosebee | Samuel Tschirhart, Sr.
Harry Akin |Guillermo Avila | Robert R. Horan | Bill McCoy, A.G. Moncla | John E. Sohrweide | Andrew F. Stasio
Roy Blankenship | Pete V. Cortez | Charles W. Horan, Jr. | Alfred Kahn | Lucas N. Postolos | Giles D. Spiller
John S. Cace, Jr. | Mack Eplen | Leon Gillespie | Charles Goodnight | Carlo S. Messina | Lynon Owens | Victor J. Patrizi
G. Jim Hasslocher | Charles W. Horan, Sr. | I. Tom Katz | Charles Langford | G. D. “Sonny” Look | Harry F. Porter | George W. Williams
Patrick D. Moreland | W. Price, Jr.
Victor Colias | Mr. and Mrs. Dave Crowder | T. C. Daniel | W. C. Dunton | V. A. Harrison | J. D. Houston | Sim T. Lake | R. C. Lawler | V. H. Osborn | Earl Smith