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March 23, 2015

Local Restaurant Owner Honored As Outstanding Restaurateurs of the Year

Maggie Kauer, owner of Culver’s of Little Chute, is being honored as Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year (OROY) by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) Big Four Chapter, made up of Waupaca, Outagamie, Winnebago and Green Lake counties. The OROY award is given by fellow members of the Big Four Chapter based on success in business, community service and dedication to the restaurant industry.

The OROY award was presented to Kauer on January 5th at a WRA chapter meeting held at the Grand Meridian in Appleton. A Legislative Citation was also presented to Kauer at the meeting.

On Tuesday, March 10th, Kauer will also be honored with a commendation medal at the 2015 WRA Awards Dinner gala, taking place at Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

Kauer has extensive experience in hospitality, having been a part of the industry for 17 years. She began her career in high school, working for Culver’s of Manitowoc. While attending college at Fox Valley Technical College, she transferred to Culver’s of Darboy. After obtaining her Culinary Arts degree, Kauer helped open Culver’s of Neenah as part of the management team and worked there until opening her own store (Culver’s of Little Chute) in August of 2014. She is a shining example of the opportunities and successes that the foodservice industry provides to both young professionals and to women.

Kauer is active in the community, volunteering in new home construction for Habitat for Humanity, participating in the March of Dimes Chefs Auction and playing a role in the Fox Valley Culver’s Golf Invitational, to name a few. Kauer has also been a long-time supporter of the WRA and its Education Foundation, holding chapter officer positions, a position on the Chairwoman’s task force at the state level and participating in many events throughout the year to support industry education and advocacy.

Keuer lives in Combined Locks with her husband Jason.

WRA represents a broad range of foodservice operations and is dedicated to promoting and improving the restaurant industry. For more information, visit www.wirestaurant.org.

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