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September 4, 2014

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 Brian Frakes
Marcus Hotel and Resorts, Milwaukee
Read more on Chef Frakes

College Educator
Kevin McGuinnis
Madison College, Madison
Read more on Kevin McGuinnis

High School Educator
Diane McKenzie
Madison West High School, Madison
Read more on Diane McKenzie

Chico Pope
Buckhorn Supper Club, Milton
Read more on Chico Pope

EWH Small Business Accounting, S.C., Waukesha
Read more on EWH

ProStart® Mentors of the Year
Amy and Ryan Scheide
Great Expectations, Wisconsin Rapids
Read more on the Scheides

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 2014 Celebration of Excellence on Sunday, October 19 at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan.  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.

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