Industry Awards

Restaurant Neighbor Award

Founded in partnership with American Express, the Restaurant Neighbor Award celebrates and highlights the outstanding charitable service performed by restaurant operators. 

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Faces of Diversity American Dream Award

The Faces of Diversity American Dream Award honors those who have achieved success through perseverance and determination. Each year the NRAEF, in partnership with PepsiCo Foodservice, recognizes three individuals who embody the American Dream.

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Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award

The Ambassador of Hospitality Award, sponsored by Ecolab, is the premiere award bestowed by the NRAEF to an individual who has exemplified extraordinary achievement and leadership in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

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National ProStart Educators of Excellence Award

The NRAEF’s ProStart Educator Excellence Awards, made possible by Brinker International, recognize exceptional educators who utilize the ProStart program in their classrooms. Each participating state restaurant association nominates its leading educator who has demonstrated a strong commitment to his or her students and to the ProStart program. 

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From local bistros to national chains, restaurants play an essential role in shaping communities and neighborhoods across the nation, and creating opportunities for people everywhere.  To celebrate the “best of the best” in diversity and inclusion, community service and hospitality leadership, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today the 2017 Restaurant Neighbor, Faces of Diversity and Ambassador of Hospitality award winners.
 

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