Spotlight on Success

Spotlight on Success

Meet the students, educators, mentors, and donors who bring our impactful program to life.

Meet our Stars

Tell Us Your Story

Industry Awards

Celebrating Excellence

We recognize and celebrate outstanding leaders and innovators who have made lasting contributions to the industry through education, diversity and community service.


Faces of Diversity Award

In partnership with PepsiCo Foodservice, the Faces of Diversity Award honors individuals in the restaurant industry who have realized the American Dream through hard work, determination and enterprise.

Meet the Winners

Restaurant Neighbor Award

In partnership with American Express, the Restaurant Neighbor Award promotes restaurants’ roles as cornerstones of their communities, and highlights their efforts to improve quality of life.

Meet the Winners

Educator Excellence Award

The Educator Excellence Award recognizes exceptional educators who utilize the ProStart program.  Two educators also receive the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award sponsored by Golden Corral.

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