2014 Hospitality Recognition Lunch

2014 Hospitality Recognition Luncheon

Papa Vince Award presented to Gloria Morales by Burt Cutino

The 26th Annual Hospitality Recognition Lunch was celebrated on October 23rd at the Monterey Conference Center. Approximately 500 shining stars of our industry were honored at a wonderful lunch and awards ceremony. Our Master of Ceremonies, Barry Brown, was spot on and engaging with his delivery of the “stories”. Congressman Sam Farr delivered an inspirational speech along with an update on his work as Co-Chair of the Travel and Tourism Caucus. The nomination criterion was changed this year to include all segments of our membership and was very well received.

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A BIG congratulations to our finalists for going above and beyond their job descriptions….what fantastic employees we have in Monterey County! Bert Cutino, The Sardine Factory, presented the Papa Vince trophy to our winner, Gloria Morales Inns-by-the-Sea / Wayside Inn. Thank you to all the committee members, volunteers and businesses that donated to this wonderful event.

PAPA VINCE AWARD
Gloria Morales
Wayside Inn/Inns-by-the-Sea

SUPERVISOR AWARD
Michelle Cardinalli
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

FOCUSING ON THE GUEST EXPERIENCE
Jason Borofka
Carmel Valley Ranch

Tanya Lindsey
Wayside Inn/Inns-by-the-Sea

Edgard Reyes
Fishwife Restaurant in Pacific Grove

Travis Johnson
Monterey Bay Aquarium

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
Primo Ursua
Monterey Marriott

HUMANITARIAN/COMMUNITY SERVICE EFFORTS
Gayle Davies
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

LONGEVITY
Jack Sevier
Cooper’s Pub & Restaurant

TEAM PLAYER
Gloria Morales
Inns by the Sea / Wayside