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Apply for the Restaurant Industry Awards - for a chance to win $10,000

Oct 4
2018

Get the recognition you deserve!

Win $10,000: Apply Today for the 2019 Restaurant Neighbor Award, Faces of Diversity Award, and Ambassador of Hospitality Award.

Is your restaurant one of the 90% of restaurants doing charitable work in your community?  Are you living the American Dream thanks to your work in the restaurant industry?  Share your story about how your restaurant gives back or your story of success, and you could win one of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s prestigious awards. 

In recognition of the opportunities the industry creates, and their penchant for giving back to local communities, the NRAEF will present its esteemed 2019 Restaurant Industry Awards. The Restaurant Neighbor Award, sponsored by American Express, recognizes restaurants for outstanding community service. The Faces of Diversity American Dream Award, sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservice, celebrates diversity of the industry and honors three individuals who have realized the American Dream. The Ambassador of Hospitality, sponsored by Ecolab, honors lifetime achievement and service to the industry.

More than $30,000 will be awarded to charities around the country in recognition of the Restaurant Neighbor Award winners and $7,500 in scholarships will support aspiring students to pursue their American Dream  through the Faces of Diversity. Winners will be flown to Washington, DC where they are honored during a gala awards dinner in March 2019.

These awards honor those members of the restaurant industry that best represent its commitment to diversity and charitable giving.  Nominations are due November 5, 2018. For more information or to apply today, click here. 

Last year, George Wasai, General Manager of Legends Hospitality in Dallas and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington was one of the winners of the Faces of Diversity Award. Many famous individuals have passed through the Dallas Cowboys Organization—Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith come to mind. Few, however, have earned the love and respect of their colleagues like George Wasai. Now in his 28th season with the Dallas Cowboys organization, Wasai came to the United States from Ghana with his parents at the age of 14.Starting his foodservice career as a dishwasher, Wasai worked hard and rose to the management ranks, where he takes great delight in helping others. Watch his story here. 

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