Industry Spotlight Awards - Women Who Rock

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Exdo Event Center
1399 35th Street
Denver, CO 80205
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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.



Jenna Johansen
Epicurean Group

Sheila Lucero
Jax Fish House

Liz Farrall
Sarto's Social Italian Eatery

Andrea Knight 
The Noshery

Serena Romeo

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
    Penny Parker
    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, 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, or 303-830-2972. 

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Media Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

CRA Pikes Peak Chapter
CRA Mile High Chapter
Colo-Pac Produce
Epicurean Group
Meadow Gold

Italco Food Products, Inc.
Johnson & Wales University
Republic National Distributing Company
Sysco Denver

US Foods

Organize By :
Nicolle Thompson

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