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2018 Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers Luncheon


The IRA Family Continues to Grow in 2018



The Illinois Restaurant Association officially kicked off its 104th year of service at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Luncheon, held in the beautiful Main Dining Room of the Union League Club Chicago. Jim Kallas, Division President of Eurest a Division of Compass Group, was sworn in for another year as Chairman of the IRA Board for 2018. The 2018 Officers, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council members were also announced.

Thank you to Michael J. Sacks for joining us as the Keynote speaker. 

The IRA also honored the winners of the 2017 Industry Awards. Congratulations to all the award winners:


Sara Rowe ProStart® Company of the Year

 Ken and Dan Raskin, Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen


Vendors of the Year

John Willard, Gordon Food Service


Restaurateur of the Year

Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz, Boka Restaurant Group


Here’s to a successful 2018!

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