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Nominate your STAR employees! 

 

The Upstate Hospitality Awards, presented by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, honor the best and the brightest in the hospitality industry. 

 

The awards program offer you, as hotel and restaurant operators, the opportunity to nominate your outstanding employees, offering not only recognition within the company, but for their contribution to your business.

 

Please answer the following questions on why the nominee should be considered for the award. Nomination forms with questions left blank will not be considered. If there is additional information to support the nomination, please upload/attach. 

 

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. 

 

Nomination deadline is September 28, 2020 at midnight. Nominations are accepted from SCRLA members who are in good standing.

  

Award Categories:

 

Restaurant Category

  • Front of the House Employee of the Year 
  • Heart (back) of the House Employee of the Year
  • Bartender of the Year
  • Outstanding Certified Sommelier
  • Chef 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
  • Bartender of the Year
  • Outstanding Certified Sommelier
  • Chef 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 

  • Hospitality Educator of the Year
  • Outstanding Hospitality Supplier of the Year
    • Large Company
    • Small Company
  • Outstanding Community Service Program (membership not required for this category)
    • Large Company
    • Small Company
  • Outstanding Community Leader (membership not required for this category)
    • Public sector
    • Private sector

 

Please complete the form below and click submit.

 

Please answer the 2 questions for your nominee to be considered for this award. Please be as descriptive as possible by staying with in the word count limit.
In 300 words or less, please tell us why your nominee deserves this award. Include examples of exceptional service, teamwork, accomplishments, recognition or awards, community service, contributions to the hotel / restaurant, community involvement or any outstanding stories.
In 300 words or less, please tell us how does this nominee exemplify great hospitality and/or service to the hospitality industry?
Please upload any supporting documentation to help the selection committee with their decision. Suggested supporting documentation is items such as testimonial letters, guest comment cards, pictures of employee in action, recommendation letters, etc. Please consolidate multiple documents as a single PDF file is required.
Thank you for your nomination.

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