This annual black tie event celebrates the best of the Texas restaurant industry while raising funds to benefit the TRA Education Foundation's high school culinary arts and restaurant management program. We induct industry icons into the Hall of Honor, thank our outgoing president and welcome the new president.

Thank you to everyone that attended and sponsored the 2013 TRA President's Gala! A record crowd of 448 attended the event in Dallas, a 23% increase over 2012. Thanks to their support we raised $158,568! Our silent and live auction raised $31,108—a 47% increase over 2012. The Gold Key Raffle raised $5,490. In addition, the new live auction raised 58% over the value of the items!

Having the Texas ProStart students present made the night extra special. Congratulations to Rosemary Kowalski, Roberto Molina and Jimmy Hasloccher, our 2013 Hall of Honor Inductees. We look forward to a new year with Bernay Sheffield  and thank Scott Plowman for his exemplary service.

Stay tuned for details on 2014's event in Houston.

Highlights from the 2013 TRA President's Gala

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