The Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) announces this year’s Stars of the Industry Awards Gala: an evening of food, drink, and entertainment recognizing leaders in the Massachusetts’ Restaurant Industry to be hosted by celebrated Comedian Tony V. 

An annual tradition, this event draws chefs and key industry players for a celebration of top talent in Massachusetts’ hospitality business, who have been nominated and selected throughout the month of August exclusively by MRA members. The top three finalists, all of who have demonstrated a range of exceptional skills and commitment, have been selected to attend the 2013 Gala; winners will be announced at the event.

Each winner will be awarded $250, a trophy, and a commemorative plaque to hang in his or her restaurant and all runners-up will be awarded $100. “All candidates have shown outstanding dedication and passion for the industry, and this is our way of giving them the recognition they deserve,” says MRA president and CEO Bob Luz.

The gala will be held on Monday, October 28 at Lombardo’s (6 Billings Street in Randolph, Massachusetts) and will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner, entertainment, and an award ceremony at 7:00 p.m.

The 2013 Award categories include:

  • Bartender of the Year
  • Bus Person of the Year
  • Cook of the Year
  • Dishwasher of the Year
  • Host/Cashier of the year
  • Prep Person of the Year
  • Parking Valet of the Year
  • Unsung Hero of the Year
  • Waitperson of the Year
  • Exemplary Service Award
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