Stars of the Industry

Celebrating the Best in the Hospitality Community

Emerging Leader of the Year - Sarah R Bratko, ESq. with Dale Venutrini, Heather Singleton and Chris Tarro
People cheering and taking pictures at the Stars of the Industry
Attendees posing with the alien character

More information about
our 2022 Stars of the Industry event
coming soon!











Stars of the Industry Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Created more than 31 years ago and hosted by the RI Hospitality Association and RI Hospitality Education Foundation annually, to recognize those in the Restaurant and Hospitality Industries.

Award Categories

There are over 20 categories, with 2-3 nominations per category.


Recipients are nominated by their bosses, co-workers and even their customers.

Event of the Year

More than 900 guests attend this annual event held at the end of the year at the Twin River Casino.

Winners are voted

Winners are voted by the public and elected officials of the board. They receive a trophy to take home.

Stars of the Industry Trophy

Last Year's Event in Photos

Event Sponsors

Twin River Casino Hotel
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co.
Beverage Journal
Gordon Food Service
Falvey Linen Supply
Hospitality Insurance Company
Mancini Beverage
Drumrock Products