The CRA Industry Spotlight Awards celebrates the restaurant industry and the top stars of hospitality, while enjoying fantastic food and beverages with industry colleagues. This year’s event will feature a progressive stand up dinner hosted by 5 local female chefs and a silent auction that benefits the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation.
Tuesday, May 10
EXDO Event Center
1399 35th St.
Denver, CO 80205
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction Begins
6:45 p.m. Awards and Chef Demos Begin
10 p.m. End of Event
$115 per person
Cocktail or Business Attire. Valet Parking will be available.
REGISTER ON SITE! TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Jax Fish House
Sarto's Social Italian Eatery
Awards presented include:
- Outstanding Media Professional Signature Dish Award
Amanda Faison / 5280 Magazine
- Philanthropist Signature Dish Award
Jennifer Jasinski / Rioja, Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall, Stoic & Genuine
- Noel & Tammy Cunningham Humanitarian Award
Walter and Christie Isenberg / Sage Hospitality
- Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Best Restaurant Design Award
Black Eye Coffee
- Pinnacol Assurance Safety Award
The Tavern Group
- Reaching for the Stars Knoebel Award
The Weil Family Foundation
- Exceptional Newcomer Signature Dish Award
Leanne Adamson and Royce Oliveira / To the Wind Bistro
Kelly Morrison and Pariza Mehta / AMBLI Denver
- Regional Outstanding Professional Signature Dish Award
Mark Havens / Cafe Vino
Greg Howard / McCabe's Tavern
- Outstanding Professional Signature Dish Award
Frank Bonanno / Bonanno Concepts
Cathy Cooney / The Palm Restaurant
- Colorado Foodservice Hall of Fame Inductees
Craig Reed / The Broadmoor
Lee Goodfriend, David Racine and Dixon Staples / Racines, Goodfriends and Dixons
Tom Walls / Castle Cafe, Next Door, Trinity Grille
- Richard P. Ayers Award for Distinguished Service
To be announced at the event
Discounted hotel room rates are available at the Embassy Suites Downtown Denver/Convention Center for $239 on the evening of May 10.
- Guests may call 1-800-HILTONS toll-free or 303-592-1000 hotel direct to book and reference Colorado Restaurant Association.
- Via the hotel website, www.denverdowntown.embassysuites.com and enter the Group Code CRA in the group code field under Add Special Rate Codes from the left side of the reservation screen.
We couldn't produce such an amazing event without the generous contributions of our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the 2016 ISA, contact Nicolle Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-830-2972.
CRA Pikes Peak ChapterCRA Mile High Chapter
Meadow GoldItalco Food Products, Inc.
Johnson & Wales University
Republic National Distributing Company