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Record-Breaking Annual CRA Gala Honors Industry Excellence

By December 30, 2019Connecticut, Top News, Association Talk

The Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) hosted nearly 700 guests on December 2, 2019, at Foxwoods Resort Casino to celebrate the restaurant industry and handed out 16 coveted awards, with record attendance for the event despite a snowstorm. The association added a new nominating panel made up of media experts and past winners, combined with more than 10,000 online public votes cast to help select the winners. In addition to the 16 category winners, the Vendor of the Year award presented by Powerstation Events went to East Hartford-based, family-owned wine and spirits distributor Allan S. Goodman. Along with dozens of sponsors, including The Connecticut Beverage Journal, this year’s title sponsor was Sysco, registration sponsor was Performance Food Group, reception sponsor was Connecticut Distributors, Inc., and dinner sponsor was Brescome Barton. An after-party at Shrine was sponsored by Luc Belaire Champagne. “Our second annual CRAzies Awards Gala was another huge success for our association, as we were able to showcase the exceptional talents that our industry has to offer in Connecticut,” said Executive Director Scott Dolch.

Photos courtesy of Connecticut Restaurant Association and GoNation.


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