Employee Excellence Award

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Willie Harmon, Shaw's Patio Bar & Grill, Fort Worth  |  Front of the House

Connor Croteau, Studio08 Restaurant & Deli, Dallas  |  Back of the House

Jennifer Howell, Reata Restaurant, Fort Worth  |  Manager

Join us Sunday, June 24 at 3pm as we present the Employee Excellence Award to these outstanding individuals. These awards will be presented at the Southwest Foodservice Expo in the Culinary Showcase in Dallas.

About the Award
By honoring individuals working in all facets of the restaurant, we bring attention to the important roll teamwork plays in a restaurant’s success. Employees are honored in three categories: back of the house, front of the house and manager. Awards are presented at the chapter and state levels.

Front of the House
Employees the customer interacts with (Host, Server, Bar Staff, Bus Staff)

Back of the House
Employees primarily in the kitchen/food prep area (Cooks, Chefs, Prep Staff)

Any employee with manager in their title (GM, Asst., Bar, Banquet, Kitchen, etc.)

Three state award winners in each category receive:

  • $1,000 cash
  • A crystal trophy
  • Two tickets to the TRA President’s Gala, including one night hotel stay and travel reimbursement up to $300
  • Two tickets to the Southwest Foodservice Expo to accept their award on the Culinary Showcase Stage, Sunday, June 24.

Chapter award winners in each category receive $150 in cash and a plaque honoring their achievement.

In addition to completing the nomination form, please include letters of recommendations from other staff members and restaurant guests. Nominees must be employed by a TRA member restaurant. Winners are announced May 30, 2012. Looking for the Educator Excellence Award?

Questions? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 512-457-4100.

Congratulations to the 2011 Employee Excellence Award Winners
Marcelino Cantu –
Front of the House
Stephanie Coker –
Juan Umanzor
(not pictured) Back of the House

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