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The 2014 Awards

The evening program for the 2014 Awards Dinner honored several outstanding restaurateurs from across Wisconsin, including the revealing of the surprise Restaurateur of the Year.

WRA State Restaurateur of the Year
Trey Hester ~ Rocky Rococo Restaurants ~ Headquartered in Oconomowoc
View the press release

Award of Merit
Steve Sazama ~ Saz’s Hospitality Group ~ Milwaukee

Chapter Hero Award
Rose Hunt ~ Heckel’s Restaurant ~ Chippewa Falls
West Wisconsin Chapter

Chapter Outstanding Restaurateurs of the Year
Big Four
Mark & Jean Landreman ~ Landreman’s Family Restaurant

Green Bay
Julie Gosser ~ Caliente La Fiesta Mexicana

La Crosse
Kevin Arnold ~ Hungry Peddler

Madison
Jim Martine ~ Pedro’s Mexican Restaurante

West Wisconsin
Dennis Heyde ~ Fanny Hill

Wisconsin River Valley
Lisa Metz ~ Culver’s of Wausau

WRA Director Honorees
Rex Endres ~ Rex’s Innkeeper ~ Waunakee
Charlie Gray ~ Culver’s Frozen Custard ~ Wausau and Mosinee
Lynn McDonough ~ Connell’s Restaurants ~ Eau Claire
Mary Rowley, FMP ~ Goose Blind Green Lake
Chris Runnalls ~ Acosta Foodservice ~ Pewaukee

WRA Education Foundation Director Honorees
Rhoda Steffel ~ Mark’s East Side ~ Appleton

Expo Committee Chair
Dave Flannery ~ Apple Holler Restaurant ~ Sturtevant

Outgoing WRA Education Foundation Chairman of the Board
Larry Deutsch ~ Vollrath Company ~ Stoughton

Incoming WRA Chairwoman of the Board
Michael Tsuchihashi ~ Atlas BBQ ~ Grafton

Outgoing WRA Chairman of the Board
Charlie Gray ~ Culver’s Frozen Custard ~ Wausau and Mosinee

Incoming WRA Chairwoman of the Board
Ada Lara Thimke ~ Lara’s Tortilla Flats ~ Oshkosh

View the Press Release

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