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Hospitality Recognition Lunch

What Is The Hospitality Recognition Lunch?

The Hospitality Recognition Lunch has grown to be one of the largest event to recognize our hospitality employees in California, due primarily to the broad base of cooperation and support from the community and local tourism leaders. Last year the event was attended by 600 people from our community, including over 500 individuals recognized for excellence in hospitality.

2023 Event Details

Employee Recognition Awards

The awards program is designed to recognize all of the outstanding people working in the hospitality industry who perform beyond expectations. There are a number of awards, including the “Excellence in Hospitality Award” (for line staff employees only) and the “Special Achievement Award” (for hourly supervisors). Judges will choose eleven finalists, including the Papa Vince Award and Special Achievement Award from those nominated. Nominations are open to the employees of any business that is a member of MCHA.

2022 Award Recipients


Nominations are open to the employees of any business that is a member of MCHA. There are no limits to the number of hospitality employees you may nominate. Take this opportunity to nominate and acknowledge your outstanding employees!

nominate for 2023

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Photo Credits: DMT Imaging

Committee Chairs

  • Marion Abaunza headshot

    Marion Abaunza

    Hilton Garden Inn
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