August 28, 2013
WRA Education Foundation Announces Salute to Excellence Awards
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) Education Foundation is pleased to announce the following Salute to Excellence winners:
Chef Peter Gebauer, GMC
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Milwaukee
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Richard Busalacchi, Ed.D.
Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee
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High School Educator
Pulaski High School, Pulaski
Read more on Liz Moehr
Mark and Jean Landreman
Landreman’s Family Restaurant, Kaukauna
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New Era Marketing, Waukesha
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ProStart® Mentor of the Year
Badger High School, Lake Geneva
Read more on Marie Collins
These individuals are being honored for their dedication to foodservice education and commitment to moving the industry forward. They have worked in a variety of roles, in different parts of the state, but they share an enthusiasm and optimism for the future of the restaurant industry.
The Salute to Excellence awards are presented at the 2013 Celebration of Excellence on Sunday, October 13 at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau. More information on the event is available at www.wirestaurant.org.
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The WRA Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1987 and is one of the nation’s largest state restaurant association foundations. The Foundation vision is to advance professionalism through education, scholarships and community involvement to ensure the future success of the foodservice industry.
The ProStart® program, administered by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC and state restaurant associations, is a college-prep, two-year curriculum designed to teach high school students the skills needed for a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Students also have the opportunity to participate in paid internships where industry managers mentor them.