Employee of the Year
Honors a non-management employee who goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities. Nominees are judged on outstanding service to their place of employment, customers and the community. This award may go to an employee of a member hotel, restaurant or allied business establishment.
Manager of the Year
Honors exemplary professionalism and exceptional service by an employee in a supervisory position at a member hotel, restaurant or other business. Nominees are judged on showing outstanding leadership qualities and consistently adding to the success of their place of employment. This award may go to an employee of a member hotel, restaurant or allied business establishment.
Wilmer S. Lapp Community Service Award
This award may go to a restaurant, lodging, allied or institutional member showing significant and noteworthy contributions to the industry and community at the chapter or state levels.
Customer Relations Award
Recognizes programs or people who develop a climate conducive to new or repeat business, create goodwill among customers, provide special services, and effectively solve customer issues.
Recognizes a business that has developed a culture toward integrating superior environmental management practices that improve everyday operations while maintaining quality service and meeting customer expectations.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Honors long-standing PRLA members who have shown continuous support of the industry and association throughout their career.
Future of the Industry Award
Recognizes a student furthering his or her career in the culinary or hospitality industry and who has work and volunteer experience within the industry, while maintaining a high level of academic performance. This person displays notable industry involvement and strong leadership potential.
Volunteer of the Year Award
Recognizes a member of the PRLA who displays exemplary commitment and dedication through donation of personal time or continued financial support of the association, PRLA staff team and industry.
Excellence in Food Safety Award
PRLA annually recognizes industry members who go above and beyond exceptional efforts in food safety and sanitation through the Excellence in Food Safety Award. If you are you proud of your business and the extra efforts taken by you and your staff in food safety and sanitation, download the nomination form today. The deadline to submit your nomination form is August 10.