Spokane chapter celebrates 2013 award winners

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The Spokane chapter’s 2013 Restaurant of the Year, Supplier of the Year and Employee of the Year annual awards were announced at the Awards Gala & Silent Auction earlier this week. The Lifetime Achievement and ProStart Mentor of the Year awards were announced as well.

2013 Restaurant of the Year Awards:

Criteria:  Industry leaders who exemplify service to customers, food quality, cleanliness and overall appearance, integrity in dealing with suppliers, participation in the WRA, and community involvement.

  • Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:  Masselow’s at Northern Quest Resort & Casino
  • Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year:  The Onion
  • Quick Service Restaurant of the Year:  Jimmy John’s

2013 Employee of the Year awards: 

Criteria:  Front of the House – exemplary service to their customers and to their employer in the dining area, bar, lounge or lobby of a hospitality industry establishment.  Back of the House – exceptional service to his/her employer and their guests as a result, in the Back of the House.

  • Front of the House Employee – Danette Malcolm, Pizza Rita
  • Back of the House Employee – Chef Brian Hartnett, Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar/ Wandermere

2013 Supplier of the Year awards:

Criteria: Responsibility to customers, service to the hospitality industry, association participation and community participation.

  • Supplier Company of the Year:  Franz Bakery
  • Supplier Representative of the Year:  John Yamada, Ecolab

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Presented to Gary Sutter, Food & Beverage Director at Northern Quest Resort & Casino – for nearly 40 years serving the hospitality industry.

ProStart Mentor of the Year

  • Chef Barry Matthews of Steam Plant Grill was honored as ProStart High School Culinary & Restaurant Management Mentor of the Year.

For more information on the Spokane Chapter, go to http://warestaurant.org/membership/get-involved/spokane/.

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