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US Senator Lindsey Graham congratulates Stars of SC Hospitality Awards winners

Friday, February 2, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katie Montgomery
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The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association honored the best of the industry at the 65th annual Stars of South Carolina Hospitality Awards. The winners were recognized at a ceremony on January 29th at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel.

 

The awards program celebrates industry workers who go above and beyond each and every day. From being the world’s largest Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchisee to a woman who is the heart and soul of a hotel, the 2018 winners truly exemplify the highest standards of quality and service across the state.

 

Around 200 industry professionals attended the luncheon. US Senator Lindsey Graham spoke to the group via video message from Washington, DC, congratulating the winners for their dedication to the state’ $20.2 billion industry.

 

Click here to watch the video message from US Senator Lindsey Graham

 

 

Congratulations to the 2018 Stars of SC Hospitality Awards Winners!

 

Educator of the Year
Michael Saboe, Dean, Culinary Institute of Charleston

Hospitality Supplier of the Year (Large)
US. Foods, Columbia   

Hospitality Supplier of the Year (Small)          
Adam and Kelley Ashcraft, JonesCraft Restaurant and Hospitality Recruiters, Spartanburg

Community Service Award
Carl Sobocinski, Table 301, Greenville

Outstanding Chef of the Year
C
urtis Wolf, Westin Poinsett, Greenville

Restaurateurs of the Year              
Mark and Nancy Oswald, Sizzling Steak Concepts, Ruth’s Chris Steak House 

Hotelier of the Year
Patricia Porter, PWP Hospitality Group, Myrtle Beach

Restaurant Manager of the Year 
Kerri Creedon, Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island 

Hotel Manager of the Year 
Jay Wiendl, Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head Island

Restaurant Front of the House Employee of the Year
David “Soup” Dunning, Soby’s New South Cuisine, Greenville

Hotel Front of the House Employee of the Year   
Dorothy “Mama” Swinton, TownePlace Suites, Mt. Pleasant

Restaurant Heart of House Employee of the Year
Hattie Wakefield, Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Conference Center, Greenville

Hotel Heart of the House Employee of the Year
Anthony Romeo, Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Williams Family, Lizard’s Thicket


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