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Celebrating Diversity, Community Service
and Lifetime Achievement


Nominate or apply today. Deadline to submit a nomination is October 14.


The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries in the country employing more minority managers than any other industry. It is also one of the most charitable industries in the United States. To help celebrate the important role restaurants play in creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds and making our communities better places to live and work, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has teamed up with American Express, PepsiCo Foodservice and Ecolab to honors individuals with the annual Restaurant Neighbor, Faces of Diversity and Ambassador of Hospitality Awards. If you would like to recognize a restaurant or an individual that embodies the spirit of these awards or an individual worthy of recognition, please submit a nomination on their behalf. They will be notified of the nomination by email to complete the application.


Restaurant Neighbor Award - Sponsored by American Express, the Restaurant Neighbor Award recognizes restaurants for outstanding community service and philanthropy. Three national winners are chosen from a pool of state winners to win $10,000 to support their favorite charity or non-profit. If you know restaurant that embodies the spirit of this award, please click here to nominate them for a chance to win $10,000.


If you would like to view the award form prior to submitting, click here to download a Word copy.

 
 
 

Face of Diversity American Dream Award — Sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservice, the Faces of Diversity honors individuals from a diverse background who, through hard work and determination, have realized their American Dream. Three winners are honored each year with this award and three $2,500 scholarships are awarded to ProStart students in the names of the winners. If you know an individual who embodies the spirit of this award, click here to submit a nomination.


If you would like to view the award form prior to submitting, click here to download a Word copy.

 

 

Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award – Sponsored by Ecolab, the Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award honors an individual who has shown extraordinary achievement and exemplary leadership in the restaurant and hospitality industry. If you know an individual who embodies the spirit of this award, click here to submit a nomination.


If you would like to view the award form prior to submitting, click here to download a Word copy. 

 

 

For more information, please contact Alyssa Prince at aprince@nraef.org.