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Upstate Hospitality Awards 




Join the Upstate Chapters of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association for the 7th annual Upstate Hospitality Awards Monday, November 4th at the Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort. The ceremony honors the best of the best in the Upstate’s hospitality industry.


The Upstate Hospitality Awards offer you, as hotel and restaurant operators, the opportunity to nominate your outstanding employees, offering not only recognition within the company, but in the Upstate of South Carolina for their contribution to your business.  


Nominations are accepted from SCRLA members in the Upstate (Anderson, Greenville, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties)


Recipients of the Upstate awards will be automatically nominated into the statewide SCRLA Stars

of South Carolina Hospitality Awards.


Award Categories:


Restaurant Category

  • Front of the House Employee of the Year 
  • Heart (back) of the House Employee of the Year 
  • Restaurant Manager of the Year (Shift Manager or Department Head positions)
  • Restaurateur of the Year (General Manager, Operating Partner, Corporate Executive or Owner)

Lodging Category

  • Front of the House Employee of the Year
  • Heart (back) of the House Employee of the Year
  • Lodging Manager of the Year (Shift Manager or Department Head positions)
  • Hotelier of the Year (General Manager, Management Company Executive or Owner)

Open Category 

  • Outstanding Chef of the Year
  • Outstanding Bartender of the Year 
  • Hospitality Educator of the Year
  • Outstanding Hospitality Supplier of the Year
    • Large Company
    • Small Company
  • Outstanding Community Service Program 
    • Large Company
    • Small Company
  • Outstanding Community Leader
    • Public sector
    • Private sector
 Please use the official nomination form below and include additional material to describe why your nominee deserves the award. Provide examples and give as much specific information as possible. Printed and other supporting materials should be included. Examples include undertaking special services, showing outstanding leadership qualities, performing heroic deeds or consistently adding to the general well-being of the hospitality industry.


The nomination deadline is Monday September 23, 2019.


The awards luncheon ceremony will be held on Monday November 4, 2019.


Please complete the form and click submit.



Please answer the questions on why the nominee should considered. Nominations without a description of service and back up information will not be considered. Please adjust the questions to fit into company or service categories as appropriate.
Name and describe a time when the nominee went above and beyond.
What kind of qualities does the nominee have that separates him/her from others?
Why does the nominee deserve this award? (Include information like relationships with customers, character, attitude and other attributes.)
Has this employee had to overcome any barriers or challenges to get where he/she is today? (for organization/business nominations please additional background information here.)

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