February 21, 2005
Salute to Excellence Honorees Announced
The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced the Honorees of their 18 th Annual Salute to Excellence Awards.
The awards recognize those who have innovatively and successfully contributed to the betterment of the foodservice industry.
The 2005 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality is Donald Tober, chairm and and CEO of Sugar Foods Corp.
The 2005 College of Diplomates Inductees are:
The winners will be honored at a banquet held in May during The NRA Show.
- Ralph Brennan, president of Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
- James Maynard, co-founder and chairman of Golden Corral
- John Metz, chairman and CEO of Metz Enterprises
- Jackie Trujillo, chairman and CEO (retired) of Harman Management.
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