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Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds discussed the future of Iowa's hospitality industry with several IRA members and leaders at the IRA's 2017 Legislative Luncheon.View project
Congressman David Young joined Iowa Restaurant Association members and guests for a PAC Fundraiser event held at the home of IRA Board member Scott and wife Kristen Carlson.View project
Congratulations to the 2016 Culinary Competition winners! Runner-Up - Charles Severson, Honey Creek Resort, Moravia. Winner - Nick Gunn, McCarthy & Bailey's, Sioux City. People's Choice Winner - Jason Culbertson, Hotel Julien Dubuque.View project
Congratulations to Josh O'Connell from Black Sheep Social Club in Cedar Rapids on being named Iowa's Top Mixologist at the 2016 State Mixology Championships in September.View project
Bobby Edminster from the Hotel Julien Dubuque was named a "Superstar of Hospitality" for his 40+ years of service with the restaurant. He also won the IRA's 2016 Employee of the Year Award.View project
Chefs Hassan Atarmal from Fresh Mediterranean Express, Alex Strauss from West Lakes Hy-Vee Market Cafe, Kerri Rush from Fresh Cafe & Market and Patrick Cashman from Guru BBQ came together to compete in the 4th annual Soy Salad Dressing Competition at the Iowa State Fair.View project