Montgomery, Alabama – Frank Vafinis from George’s Steak Pit has been chosen as a finalist in the category of Restaurateur of the Year for the 13th annual Stars of the Industry Dinner on Monday, October 15 at the Westin in Huntsville. The event is a celebration of excellence by individuals within the Foodservice and Hospitality industries, and is the premier event restaurants and hotels throughout the state plan to attend each year.
All finalists are presented a plaque recognizing their achievement and are also acknowledged before and during the
dinner. During the awards ceremony concluding the dinner, a winner from amongst the finalists is announced from each of the 15 categories from employees to restaurateurs and hoteliers.
Larry Fidel, President of the two Associations, congratulated all the finalists chosen noting “Just to be named a finalist is an achievement in itself as each category receives numerous nominations and it is often difficult for the judging panel to delineate among some of the outstanding candidates. The event showcases the often unsung heroes of an industry that prides itself on providing excellence in service to the general public on a daily basis”.
Finalists will be honored at the 2012 Hospitality Stars of the Industry awards dinner on October 15th, 2012 at at theWestin Huntsville, hosted by the Alabama Restaurant Association and Alabama Hospitality Association