The MCHA Annual Dinner and Auction is one of the organization’s major fundraisers, and includes the presentation of the prestigious Hospitality Professional of the Year award. The honor recognizes an individual, chosen by his or her peers, who has made significant contributions to the overall good of Monterey County’s hospitality industry.
Hosted by the current MCHA board president, this popular gathering brings together MCHA members and supporters for a night of dinner, dancing and entertainment, along with a live auction and opportunities to socialize with local professionals. Funds from this annual event help MCHA administer government affairs, education and scholarship programs, along with events that honor Monterey County’s 23,000 hospitality employees. A successful dinner boosts the organization’s operating budget and keeps dues low for all members.