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September 6, 2017

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October 11, 2017

Celebration of Excellence
October 22, 2017

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October 29, 2017

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January 24, 2018

Presidents Day Bowl
February 19, 2018

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2801 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
608.270.9950
800.589.3211
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Celebration of Excellence 2017
Join the WRA Education Foundation in honoring vibrant young talent and distinguished
professionals dedicated to education at the Celebration of Excellence 2017.

Sunday, October 22
4:30 pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction • 5:30 pm Elegant Dinner and Ceremony

Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave.
Elkhart Lake, WI

$50 per person
Place dinner reservations by October 9 • Business professional attire recommended
$40 per person for students’ families. Scholarship winners and Salute to Excellence
awardees receive complimentary registration.

Menu
Mixed Green Salad with Goat Cheese, Marinated Shiitake Mushrooms, Red Beets, and Beet Oil
Pan Seared Cow Girl Ribeye with a Espagnole Sauce served with Red Barn Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes, and Bacon and Caramelized Onions with Braised Brussel Sprouts
Berry Panna Cotta with Lemon Curd

Register online or call the WRA Education Foundation at 800.589.3211

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.

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.

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.

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2017 Salute to Excellence Awardees
RC Schroeder, Jr.
College Educator
RC Schroeder, Jr.
Fox Valley Technical College
Glee Brechler
ProStart Teacher of the Year
Glee Brechler
James Madison Memorial High School
Trey Hester
Restaurateur
Trey Hester
Rocky Rococo Restaurants
     
Chris Roderique
Chef
Chris Roderique
Piggy’s Restaurant
Mentors of the Year
Brian Frakes
Brian Frakes
Pfister Hotel
  Tom Surwillo
Tom Surwillo
Milwaukee Area Technical College
         
   
Gordon Food Service
Supplier
Gordon Food Service
   
     

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

Ahrendt
Craig Ahrendt

Miller Brewing Company Scholarship Aaron & Katie Guenther Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College

Bouras
Victoria Bouras

Culver Family Scholarship
Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship

Hospitality Administration at Cornell University

Clemmons
Joseph Clemmons

Ryan von Rutenberg Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College

D'Auria
Elizabeth D'Auria

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

Food Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison

DuFrane
Melanie DuFrane

WRA Big Four Chapter Scholarship
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

Fischer
Samantha Fischer

Herbert & Nada Mahler Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Gossman
Allison Gossman

Dick Kroening Scholarship
Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

Hartjes
Natalie Hartjes

Kristin Leffel/WRA River Valley Chapter Scholarship
Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Hemauer
Brittni Hemauer

Steve Sazama Scholarship
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

Hoppe
Cyrus Hoppe
ACF Chefs of Milwaukee Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Milwaukee Area Technical College

Krolnick
Melody Krolnick

Food Fight Restaurant Group Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College

 

Martinez Beltran
Perla Martinez Beltran

American Institute of Wine and Food Scholarship
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

McKee
Ryan McKee

William & Otto Brakebush Scholarship
WRA South Central Chapter/JoAnn OÕMalley Scholarship

Business and Entrepreneurship at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Moon-Bruley
Brandi Moon-Bruley

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – Ernst Florsheim Scholarship
Hospitality at Fox Valley Technical College

Reilly
Kirk Reilly

Fred Boelter Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Resch
Daniel Resch

Heinz & Lisette Fischer Scholarship
Chef Jeff Igel Family Scholarship

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

Ruffert
Sarah Ruffert

Adolf Brettschneider Scholarship
Al Gagliano Scholarship

Hospitality and Business Management at Waukesha County Technical College

Rustlie
Amber Rustlie

WRA Green Bay Chapter Scholarship
Ryberg Family Scholarship

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

Sarauer
Cheslea Sarauer

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

Smith
Samantha Smith

Chef Bill Dougherty Scholarship
Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at Fox Valley Technical College

Stepanski
Sarina Stepanski

WRA Milwaukee Chapter Scholarship
Culinary Management at Waukesha County Technical College

 

TenHaken
Nicole TenHaken

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

Tjugum
Samantha Tjugum

Bernard & Maureen Schreiner Scholarship
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout

Vernon
Alex Vernon

WRA West Wisconsin Chapter Scholarship
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management at University of Wisconsin-Stout


Victoria Rose Wagner

WRA Eastern Shore Chapter Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Weisensel
Ellie Weisensel

Society Insurance Scholarship
Herman Leis Scholarship

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

Werhand
Alicia Werhand

Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Wilke
Garrett Wilke

Apitz/Quinnies Family Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Milwaukee Area Technical College

Wright II
Derrick Wright II

Aderis DeRosa Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College

Werninger
Pernilla Werninger

Magnificent 7 Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Fox Valley Technical College

Young
Lauren Young

WRA Madison Chapter Scholarship
Culinary Arts at Madison College


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The WRA Education Foundation vision is to advance professionalism through education, scholarships and community involvement to ensure the future success of the foodservice industry.

To support the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a tax-deductible charitable contribution, contact Connie Fedor at 800.589.3211 or pledge your support online.

 
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