The MRA Honors Restaurant Industry Leaders at Annual Awards Dinner

Top Quote The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Honors Five Leaders in the Massachusetts Restaurant Industry at its 2018 Annual Awards Dinner. End Quote
  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) February 17, 2018 - On Monday, February 26th, 2018, The Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) is holding its 2018 Annual Awards Dinner at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center where it will celebrate five leaders in the industry. The annual dinner is the highlight of the New England Food Show (NEFS), New England’s largest trade-only event for the region’s food, beverage and retail buyers.
    “There was a long list of deserving restaurateurs and business partners who were nominated for this year’s awards. The MRA is honored to acknowledge the nominees and winners’ excellent work, success, and contributions to the restaurant industry in Massachusetts and beyond,” said MRA President, Bob Luz.

    At this reception and dinner, the MRA recognizes individuals and organizations that have exemplified leadership and excellence in the restaurant industry including:
    Business Partner Associate of the Year
    Jeff Oppenheim, TriMark United East

    Business Partner of the Year
    Snapchef, Todd & Daniela Snopkowski

    Executive Chef of the Year
    Richard Vellante, Legal Sea Foods

    Limited Service Restaurateur of the Year
    Wahlburgers, Paul Wahlberg & Team

    Restaurateur of the Year
    Kathy Sidell, Met Restaurant Group

    The Annual Awards Dinner will be held at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210. For more information on the MRA, visit

    About Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA)
    Founded in 1934, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) is a trusted not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of the foodservice industry in the state of Massachusetts. The MRA exists to help food and beverage providers succeed through education, cost-savings programs, networking, and government advocacy. Together with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the MRA works to promote current and future industry leaders. Learn more at

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