Turning Stone Resort Casino | December 4, 2023 | 6 - 10 p.m.

Please RISE for Culinary Excellence. 

To celebrate the hard work and dedication of our restaurant industry professionals, the New York State Restaurant Association is proud to host the second annual RISE Awards (Restaurant Industry Spotlight on Excellence). Beyond excellence, these awards pay tribute to all the sweat, ingenuity, and dedication that keeps our lights on, our doors open, and our ovens hot.  

This year’s event promises to carry on the tradition of fun, food, and community that was enjoyed at the inaugural event last year. The NYS Restaurant Association is proud to bestow statewide recognition on the restaurants, staff, educators, and community leaders whose standards of excellence and passion for our business truly set them apart. 

You’re the main ingredient.

Mark your calendar for cocktails, dinner, and celebrating on December 4!

Get ready to serve up some love! The following community-nominated awards will be presented at the 2023 RISE Awards: 

  • Best Restaurant (awarded regionally)
  • Best Front of House Team
  • Best Back of House Team
  • MVP
  • Most Innovative
  • Community Impact
  • Best Social Media
  • Rising Star
  • Caterer of the Year

Anyone from the community can take part in the nomination process for these awards; coworkers, bosses, friends, customers, or the public at large. 

The community nomination window opens on August 15th and will close on October 6th. 

In addition to the community-nominated awards, the NYS Restaurant Association will be selecting exemplary recipients for three prestigious accolades:

  • ProStart Educator of the Year
  • Hospitality Career Achievement
  • Allied Member of the Year 

Book Your Stay

NYSRA Room Rate: $179+

To book call 800.771.7711 and mention “NYSRA RISE Awards”

Room block closes Friday, November 3 at 5 pm