Stars of the Industry is the NHLRA’s signature celebration of the outstanding businesses and individuals of New Hampshire’s hospitality industry. We are honored to celebrate the extraordinary individuals who were nominated and won these awards as they day in and day out exemplify the spirit of hospitality. New Hampshire’s hospitality industry is made up of so many incredibly passionate, driven, and altruistic individuals across the state. We are so proud to be able to celebrate the accomplishments of our award winners, and touched by the amazing outpouring of support received by all nominees this year.
The event will take place Monday, November 6, 2023, at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord. All are invited to celebrate the following award recipients.
Allied Member of the Year
Andrea Marquis, Martignetti Companies of Northern New England
Brewer of the Year
Jeremy Fitchett, Tuckerman Brewing Company
Catering/Venue of the Year
The Barn on The Pemi
Chef of the Year
Gert-Jan “GJ” Overmars, Tinos Kitchen + Bar
Innkeeper of the Year
Margit Eder, Ash Street Inn
Lifetime Achievement Award
Irene “Muffy” Copenhaver, Gordi’s Fish & Steak House
Live Free & Give Award
Patrick Mills, Bonfire Country Bar
Lodging Employee of the Year
John Chapman-Frauwirth, DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
Restaurant Employee of the Year
Karen Campfield, Buckley’s Great Steaks
Restaurateur of the Year
Elena & Nick Gagliardi, Gusto Italian Café & Gusto Market
Rising Star Award
Matthew Berry, Deadproof Pizza Co.
Mike Somers, President & CEO, states, “Our annual Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner is a celebration of all the hard working people in our hospitality. We are thrilled to stand up and applaud these amazing eleven individuals who are ambassadors of New Hampshire hospitality.”
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