RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AWARDS
Recognizing Outstanding Community Service and Determination
We have one of the most charitable industries in the country and our industry provides millions of individuals from all walks of life for the chance to realize their American Dream. Each year, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) honors restaurateurs that embody these values and principles through its signature award program. This year, Elephants Delicatessen was one of three national recipients for the Restaurant Neighbor Award for committing to community service and sustainability in the restaurant industry. They were honored during a special VIP dinner in Washington, D.C. on March 4 where they received a $10,000 contribution in their name to support the charitable organization or program of their choice.
Congratulations to our 2020 Oregon restaurant award finalists:
Restaurant Neighbor Award
Faces of Diversity Award
Thad & Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award
All six Oregon finalists will be recognized at the ORLA Hospitality Conference September 28-29, 2020, in Ashland. Read press release.
NRAEF created the Restaurant Neighbor Award with founding partner American Express to highlight the positive contributions restaurants make in their local neighborhoods each and every day. State finalists from across the U.S. compete for the top national awards and a chance to win $10,000 to continue their charitable works. The Faces of Diversity American Dream Award honors individuals from a diverse background who, through hard work and determination, have realized their American dream. The Ambassador of Hospitality Award is the premier award bestowed to a person who shows extraordinary achievement and exemplary leadership in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The recipient reflects the NRAEF’s mission and uses his/her leadership to enhance the stature of the industry through community service and philanthropy.