Recently, I announced that I’m a nominee for the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (NRAEF) Faces of Diversity 2020 Award. As thrilled as I am with that honor, it turned out that there’s another one waiting for me. And so, I’m happy to announce that I’m a nominee for the Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award.
The Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award is the highest honor that the NRAEF gives every year. I’m beyond grateful to be nominated.
The Ambassador of Hospitality Award recognizes industry leaders
As mentioned, the Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award is the premier award that NRAEF gives out every year. It’s presented to people in the hospitality industry who have used their leadership positions to help improve the industry as a whole.
Additionally, the nominees and recipients of this Award have a reputation for generosity. They have given much of their time and resources to raise up new industry leaders through education. Moreover, they have consciously made efforts to give back to their communities through many different means, including donating to charity.
The Ambassador of Hospitality Award honors Thad and Alice Eure. While heading his own restaurant empire, the late Thad Eure served with the NRAEF board of directors. He also led it as its president in 1978. He and his wife Alice had done much to shape the hospitality industry into what it is today. The couple’s restaurant empire still exists today under the leadership of their daughter Van Eure.
It’s an honor to be a nominee
I’m honored and thrilled to be a nominee to NRAEF’s highest award. But more than that, I’m grateful. Thank you to the people who have supported me throughout the years: my family, my friends, my team, my Mint Fanatics. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
You can read more about Asian Mint’s philanthropy projects here.