WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has extended the deadline for nominations for its coveted 2017 national recognition awards: Restaurant Neighbor Award, Faces of Diversity Award, and Ambassador of Hospitality Award. Nomination forms are available online at ChooseRestaurants.org/Awards until Nov. 11, 2016.
With less than two weeks left, time is running out to nominate industry professionals who have enhanced the restaurant and foodservice industry through their tireless work and remarkable leadership. Recipients can win up to $10,000 and receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC where they are honored at a gala awards dinner in March 2017.
The Restaurant Neighbor Award, founded in partnership with American Express, honors restaurants and restaurateurs for their philanthropic efforts and dedication to their communities. The Faces of Diversity Award, sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservice, was created to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion by honoring individuals who have realized the American Dream through hard work, determination and enterprise. The Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award is the premiere award bestowed by the NRAEF to an individual who has shown extraordinary achievement and leadership in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
For more information on the Restaurant Neighbor, Faces of Diversity, and Ambassador of Hospitality awards, and to read the remarkable stories of past winners, visit ChooseRestaurants.org/Awards.
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF exists to enhance the restaurant industry's service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities. The NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain a career-oriented professional workforce for the restaurant industry. In 2016, the restaurant and foodservice industry is projected to provide a record 14.4 million jobs, making it the nation's second largest private sector employer. For more information on the NRAEF, visit ChooseRestaurants.org
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