Wednesday • September 4, 2019

Restaurant Caucus Dinner

Spend a memorable evening of fantastic food and valuable networking with Wisconsin lawmakers who came from the foodservice industry. You'll enjoy steak and seafood as you support legislative victories.


Caucus Dinner

About the Event

  • 5:30 p.m. Cocktails
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club
1025 N. Sherman Ave. • Madison, Wisconsin

$200 Minimum Contribution
The evening includes appetizers, steak and seafood dinner, dessert and wine.

A special fundraiser for the WRA Political Action Committee.

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Special Thanks To Our Event Hosts

Silver Level Host

Matt Swentkofske • MillerCoors, Milwaukee 

Steve Sazama • Saz’s Hospitality Group, Milwaukee

Event Level Hosts

Lars & Jill Johnson • Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant, Sister Bay

Dave & Vicki Flannery • Apple Holler Restaurant, Sturtevant

Joe Bartolotta • The Bartolotta Restaurants, Milwaukee

Eric Boelter • Boelter Companies, Waukesha

Carl & Judy Brakebush • Brakebush Brother’s, Inc., Westfield

Chico & Dawn Pope • Buckhorn Supper Club, Milton

Gino Fazzari • Calderone Club / San Giorgio Pizzeria, Milwaukee

Jeff and Tanya Kaminski • Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Charlie & Torri Gray • Culver’s, Wausau and Rothschild

Joe Koss • Culver Franchising System, Inc., 
Prairie Du Sac

Bob & Deb Davis • Davis & Associates, Muskego

Joe DeRosa • DeRosa Corporation, Wauwatosa

Joanne Palzkill • Draganetti’s Ristorante, Altoona

Robert Prosser • Ishnala Supper Club, Lake Delton

John Kavanaugh • Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club, Madison

Mark & Jean Landreman • Landreman’s Family Restaurant, Kaukauna

Ron Stokes • Roaring Fork Restaurant Group, Milwaukee

Trey Hester • Rocky Rococo Restaurants, Oconomowoc

Joe LoPiparo • That’s Amore, Greenfield

Tom Diehl • Tommy Bartlett, Inc. Wisconsin Dells

Bill & Debbie von Rutenberg • Von Rutenberg Ventures, Waunakee

Linda Wendt • Wendt’s on the Lake, Van Dyne

Mark Dillon • Wisconsin Hospitality Group, Waukesha

Kristine Hillmer • Wisconsin Restaurant Association, Madison

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Invited Guest Speakers

Invited legislators, from all sides of the aisle, have a personal connection to our industry, either currently owning or having past involvement in foodservice.