The MRA Honors Leaders in the Restaurant Industry at Annual Awards Dinner

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Honors Leaders in the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry at its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner

Mar 15, 2016, 11:40 ET from Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA)

BOSTON, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 14, 2016 The Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) held its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center where it celebrated five leaders in the industry. The annual dinner is the highlight of the New England Food Show (NEFS), New England's largest trade-only event for the region's foodservice and retail buyers. At this reception and dinner, the MRA recognized individuals and organizations that have exemplified leadership and excellence in the restaurant industry including: 

Business Partner of the Year:
The Martignetti Companies

Business Partner Associate of the Year:
Al DeNapoli - Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, LLC

Executive Chef of The Year:
Jamie Bissonnette - Toro, Coppa

Limited Service Restaurateur of the Year:
Joanne Chang - Flour Bakery + Café

Restaurateur of the Year:
Garrett Harker - Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne, Row 34, and Branch Line

This year's award winners have been selected from an incredible amount of nominees from across the state of Massachusetts, and the MRA is thrilled to acknowledge the recipients' hard work and contributions to the restaurant industry. The Annual Awards Dinner was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210. For more information on the MRA, visit

About Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA)
Founded in 1934, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) is a trusted not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of the foodservice industry in the state of Massachusetts. The MRA exists to help food and beverage providers succeed through education, cost-savings programs, networking, and government advocacy. Together with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the MRA works to promote current and future industry leaders. Learn more at

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