RAINES HOSPITALITY RECEIVES HOTELIER OF THE YEAR 2016

On Monday, February 15, 2016, Raines Hospitality received The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s “Hotelier of the Year” award at the Stars of their Industry luncheon in Charleston, SC.

(Columbia) – The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association is pleased to honor the 2015 Stars of South Carolina Hospitality Awards winners. For more than fifty years, the program recognizes outstanding accomplishments and employees in South Carolina’s hospitality industry. This year’s winners truly exemplify the highest standards of quality and service across the state.

Congratulations to the 2016 Stars of South Carolina Hospitality Awards winners:

SC Seafood Chef of the Year:
Nicholas Huckabee, Dunes Club, Myrtle Beach

Chef of the Year:
Craig Deihl, Cypress and Artisan Meat Share, Charleston

Community Service Award:
Lizard’s Thicket

Hospitality Supplier of the Year:
Sysco Columbia

Educator of the Year:
Chef Bill Twaler, Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant

Restaurant Manager of the Year:
Keith Andrews, Applebee’s, West Columbia

Hotel Manager of the Year:
Andrew Lucas, Inn at USC, Columbia

Restaurateur of the Year:
Angelo Antonucci, Angelo’s Steak & Pasta, Myrtle Beach

Hotelier of the Year:
Raines Hospitality, Florence

Restaurant Front of the House Employee of the Year:
Ed Szuster, Larkin’s on the River, Greenville

Lodging Front of the House Employee of the Year:
Jennifer Rush, Compass Cove Resort, Myrtle Beach

Restaurant Heart of the House Employee of the Year:
Jeff Daugherty, Soby’s New South Cuisine, Greenville

Lodging Heart of the House Employee of the Year:
Mark Disanto, Courtyard Downtown at USC, Columbia

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Kathy Britzius, Greater Charleston Restaurant Association

The mission of SCRLA is to promote, protect and educate the foodservice and lodging industries of the state and to ensure positive business growth for our members. SCRLA strives to represent the best interests of its members on small business issues, hospitality and tourism concerns and toward the protection of South Carolina’s quality of life.