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Celebration of Excellence 2018

Join the WRA Education Foundation in honoring vibrant young talent and distinguished professionals dedicated to education at the Celebration of Excellence 2018. 

October 21, 2018

The Grand Meridian, Appleton

4:30 pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction • 5:30 pm Elegant Dinner and Ceremony

$50 per person
Business professional attire recommended

$40 per person for students’ families. Scholarship winners and Salute to Excellence awardees receive complimentary registration.

Proceeds benefit the WRA Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, and help to ensure the future success of the foodservice industry through education, scholarships and community involvement.


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Sponsor the Event

SPONSOR THE EVENT

There are many opportunities to support this event and have your business recognized in front of current and future industry leaders. Contact Connie Fedor at 800.589.3211 or cfedor@wirestaurant.org to learn more. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution will help defray the costs of this event, allowing more money to go to the Foundation’s programs such as scholarships and mentoring initiatives.

 

SPONSOR THE EVENT

 

 

Sponsor a Student

For a $50 donation to the Education Foundation, you can sponsor the attendance of a student or one of their family members. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution will help defray the costs of this event, allowing more money to go to the Foundation’s programs such as scholarships and mentoring initiatives.

Sponsor a Student

Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

United Healthcare

Bronze Sponsors

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2017 Scholarship Winners

Over $39,000 in scholarships are distributed by the WRA Education Foundation at the Celebration of Excellence 2017.
RC Schroeder Jr

RC Schroeder, Jr.

College Educator

Fox Valley Technical College

Glee Brechler

Glee Brechler

ProStart Teacher of the Year

James Madison Memorial High School

Trey Hester

Trey Hester

Restaurateur

Rocky Rococo Restaurants

Chris Roderique

Chris Roderique

Chef

Piggy’s Restaurant

Brian Frakes

Brian Frakes

Mentors of the Year

Pfister Hotel

Tom Surwillo

Tom Surwillo

Mentors of the Year

Milwaukee Area Technical College

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Craig Ahrendt

Miller Brewing Company Scholarship, Aaron & Katie Guenther Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

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Perla Martinez Beltran

American Institute of Wine and Food Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Nicole TenHaken

Culver Family Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Victoria Bouras

Culver Family Scholarship, Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship

Hospitality Administration at Cornell University

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Ryan McKee

William & Otto Brakebush Scholarship, WRA South Central Chapter/JoAnn O'Malley Scholarship

Business and Entrepreneurship at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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Samantha Tjugum

Bernard & Maureen Schreiner Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Joseph Clemmons

Ryan von Rutenberg Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

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Brandi Moon-Bruley

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – Ernst Florsheim Scholarship

Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

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Alex Vernon

WRA West Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Elizabeth D'Auria

Ron & Lillian Heuser Scholarship Manufacturers' Agents for the Foodservice Industry Scholarship,

Food Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Kirk Reilly

Fred Boelter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Victoria Rose Wagner

WRA Eastern Shore Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Melanie DuFrane

WRA Big Four Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

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Daniel Resch

Heinz & Lisette Fischer Scholarship Chef Jeff Igel Family Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Ellie Weisensel

Society Insurance Scholarship Herman Leis Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Samantha Fischer

Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Sarah Ruffert

Adolf Brettschneider Scholarship Al Gagliano Scholarship,

Hospitality and Business Management at Waukesha County Technical College

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Alicia Werhand

Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Allison Gossman

Dick Kroening Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Amber Rustlie

WRA Green Bay Chapter Scholarship Ryberg Family Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Natalie Hartjes

Kristin Leffel/WRA River Valley Chapter Scholarship

Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

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Garrett Wilke

Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Milwaukee Area Technical College

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Chelsea Sarauer

Alfred Peck Scholarship

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Derrick Wright II

Aderis DeRosa Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

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Brittni Hemauer

Steve Sazama Scholarship

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

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Samantha Smith

Chef Bill Dougherty Scholarship

Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

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Pernilla Werninger

Magnificent 7 Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

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Cyrus Hoppe

ACF Chefs of Milwaukee Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Milwaukee Area Technical College

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Sarina Stepanski

WRA Milwaukee Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Management at Waukesha County Technical College

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Lauren Young

WRA Madison Chapter Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

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Melody Krolnick

Food Fight Restaurant Group Scholarship

Culinary Arts at Madison College

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