Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award

Celebrating Achievement and Leadership





The Ambassador of Hospitality Award, sponsored by Ecolab, is the premiere award bestowed by the NRAEF to an individual who has exemplified extraordinary achievement and leadership in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The award is named for Thad and Alice Eure who generously gave their time and resources to serve their community and the hospitality industry.
 

2017 Ambassador of Hospitality Recipient


Xavier Teixido

Owner, Harry's Hospitality Group

One of Delaware’s favorite sons, Xavier Teixido discovered the meaning of hospitality at a very young age, and he didn’t have to go far. “I learned more about hospitality from my parents than anyone else on this earth,” he said. “There was always room at our table and sometimes people would stay with us for years.”
 
Teixido, who started cooking professionally in his teens, is owner of Wilmington, Delaware-based Harry’s Hospitality Group, which boasts some of the state’s premiere operations — Harry’s Savoy Grill, Harry’s Savoy Ballroom, Harry’s Seafood Grill and Kid Shelleen’s.
 
Revered in national restaurant circles, Teixido is on the board of the Delaware Restaurant Association, and has chaired both the NRA and NRAEF. For the past 26 years Teixido has chaired and organized the state’s annual Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation dinner, raising more than $1 million.


The Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award, sponsored by Ecolab, is the premiere award bestowed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to an individual who has shown extraordinary achievement and exemplary leadership in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

The award is named for Thad and Alice Eure who generously gave their time and resources to serve their community and the hospitality industry.

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