Florida ProStart Receives $138,781.94 From Whole Foods Market

[Tallahassee, Fla] Florida ProStart raised $138,781.94 on Oct. 17 in partnership with Whole Foods Market Florida stores. As part of the grocer’s quarterly Community Giving Day, 5% of the day’s net sales were donated to Florida ProStart to better serve high school students in the vicinity of Whole Foods Market stores statewide by furthering their Read More

FRLA Honors Dave Jarrett As Special Honoree

[Orlando, Fla] The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized Dave Jarrett, retired Disney Executive and active FRLA member, as the 2019 Special Honoree at the association’s annual Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration. The gala, held on Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, honors men and women from around the Sunshine State for Read More

FRLA Chef Of The Year Awarded To Chef William Ryan

[Orlando, Fla] The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized William Ryan, Resort Chef of Hawks Cay Resort, as the 2019 Chef of the Year at the association’s annual Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration. The gala, held on Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, honors men and women from around the Sunshine State Read More

FRLA Restaurant Employee Of The Year Awarded To Sandra Cottrell

[Orlando, Fla] The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized Sandra Cottrell, head server at Half Shell Raw Bar, as the 2019 Restaurant Employee of the Year, at the association’s annual Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration. The gala, held on Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, honors men and women from around the Read More

Hospitality Industry Workers Honored at FRLA Pinellas ROSE Awards

[Clearwater, Fla] Last Wednesday, Oct. 9, over 160 people gathered at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach for the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (FRLA) inaugural ROSE Awards. The ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards honor hospitality industry employees in the region dedicated to excellent customer service. Area hotels, vacation rentals Read More