|Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers Luncheon|
The IRA Family Continues to Grow in 2016
Thank you to Joe Perrino, CEO of Home Run Inn Restaurant Group and Former IRA Chairman, for joining us to introduce his nephew - Dan Costello. Joe and Dan's successful careers in the restaurant industry and their long-time dedication to the Association are a testament to the strong sense of family at the IRA.
We were also joined by Rochelle Trotter, who announced that Charlie Trotter's Culinary Education Foundation is committing more than $100,000 to the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to fund up to 10 need-based scholarships each year to Illinois students seeking post-secondary education in cooking, hospitality, or culinary arts. We thank Rochelle and CTCEF for their incredible generosity.
The IRA also honored the winners of the 2015 Industry Awards. Congratulations to all the award winners: