Excellence Awards

The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation recognizes excellence in employees and educators with the annual Excellence Award program.


Educator Excellence Award

txprostart 250The Educator Excellence Award is awarded to an educator who have made significant contributions to culinary education through both an unwavering dedication to their students and a strong presence in their community using the Texas ProStart curriculum.

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Congratulations 2013 Winner Chef Reginald Martin, Westside High School, Houston

Employee Excellence Award

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The Employee Excellence Awards are presented to employees at Texas Restaurant Association member restaurants who exhibit outstanding leadership and dedication in performing their jobs on a daily basis. This award is a great opportunity for employers to honor star employees whose contributions make their business a success and is honored in three categories: front of the house, back of the house and manager.

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Congratulations 2013 Employee Excellence award winners:

Front of the House: Tonya Bossier, Zentner's Daughter Steakhouse, San Angelo
Back of the House: Ernaldes "Jose" Arevalo, Brennan's of Houston, Houston
Manager: Mark Strouse, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Waco