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CRA Annual Golf Tournament Welcomes Industry Guests

The Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) hosted its annual Golf Classic at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield on June 26, presented by title sponsor Sysco. Participants were treated to lunch before teeing off to play 18 holes, courtesy of US Foods. Sponsors also included Datapay Payroll Services, Performance Foodservice, DoorDash, Chefs’ Warehouse, Pullman & Comley LLC and Tanda Hospitality. Tasting stations featured dozens of brands, including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Jameson, Lenny’s Lemonade through Murphy Distributors, Dockside Brewery, spirits from Sovereign Brands and The Cocktail Chemist canned cocktail line, among them. The beverage cart sponsor was Brescome Barton. Additional sponsorships and support from the beverage trade included Allan S. Goodman; The Beverage Journal; Eder Bros., Inc.; Molson Coors; Pernod Ricard; Star Distributing; and the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Connecticut, among them. Cocktails and a farm-to-table dinner followed the day of golf, led by a renowned lineup of local chefs, including Franck Iglesias, Foxwoods Resort Casino; Ken Arnone, Jealous Monk; Tom Kaldy, The Charles; Tyler Hodge, HooDoo Brown BBQ; and Clark Neugold, Foundry Kitchen & Tavern. Approximately 256 golfers took part in the day, with dozens of additional contributors and sponsors, which supports ProStart and culinary scholarships through CRA’s Connecticut Hospitality Educational Foundation, among charitable efforts.


Photos by Michael Leung.



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