Hall of Honor

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:

2017

Scott Plowman

2016

Greg Stockton | Jeffrey Yarbrough | Russell Ybarra                                                                                                                          

2015

David Cea  |  Mark Maguire | Steve Richmond

2014

Doug Brooks | Bonnie Dominguez | Skeeter Miller

2013

Jimmy Hasslocher | Ricardo Molina | Rosemary Kowalski

2011

Gerard Cace | Carmelo Mauro | Tom Kenney

2010

Malcolm DeShields | Ed Murph | Ralph Sheffield

2009

Harvey Kloesel | Raul Molina, Jr. | Betty Zentner

2008

Viola Barrios | Richie Jackson | Don Pittman

2007

Bruce Walcutt | Jim Baron

2006

Richard Galvan | Francisco "Paco" Vargas | Gerald Stone

2005

Anthony Duncan | Tom Perini | Peggy Scott

2004

Earl Abel, Jr. | Bob Barnes

2003

Bill Daniel | Brad Lomax | Gene Street

2002

George W. DeWinne | Ernie Stith

2001

Hope Garcia Lancarte | Christopher J. Pappas

2000

Bobby D. Cox | Matt G. Martinez, Jr.

1999

Larry Forehand | Chris Semos

1998

W. H. “Bill” Cromer | Dick Dozier

1997

A. J. Leger | Hans Nadler | Beatrice Trevino

1996

David Cortez | W. O. “Ted” Thedford

1995

Norman Brinker | Larry D. Durrett | Frank L. Smith

1994

Michael Colias | John K. Miller

1993

C. “Gus” Katsigris | Mary Levy | Jack C. Richmond

1992

Sonny Bryan | Frank Green | Robert Hawk | Gus Keriotis | Robert Levy

1991

Herb Blankinship | William Horan | Earl Mayfield | Milton Neitsch, Jr.

1990

Frank Cuellar, Sr. | Dee Haven | Bob Lee | Miguel Martinez

1989

Gertrude Applebaum | Rosemary Garbett | Macky Sellers | Albert Totah

1988

Earl Abel, Sr. | H.M. “Bill” Bennett | Louis Hochman | Guy T. Jones | Jim L. Peterson

1987

Fred W. Dollar | Carolyn Weldon Goodman | B. J. Kirby | Balous Miller | Method Snapka

1986

Bruce Allred |Jack Bell | W. Leroy Daniel | Matt Martinez, Sr. | C.A. Sanford, Jr. | Jack Sosebee | Samuel Tschirhart, Sr.

1985

Harry Akin |Guillermo Avila | Robert R. Horan | Bill McCoy, A.G. Moncla | John E. Sohrweide | Andrew F. Stasio

1984

Roy Blankenship | Pete V. Cortez | Charles W. Horan, Jr. | Alfred Kahn | Lucas N. Postolos | Giles D. Spiller

1983

John S. Cace, Jr. | Mack Eplen | Leon Gillespie | Charles Goodnight | Carlo S. Messina | Lynon Owens | Victor J. Patrizi

1982

G. Jim Hasslocher | Charles W. Horan, Sr. | I. Tom Katz | Charles Langford | G. D. “Sonny” Look | Harry F. Porter | George W. Williams

1981

Patrick D. Moreland | W. Price, Jr.

1937 Founders

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