Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic

Marking its 26th year, the Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic provides a unique opportunity for senior-level industry operators and suppliers to connect and strengthen relationships with industry peers. Attendees value the opportunity to create and renew partnerships, while enjoying three-days of world class golf, fine dining, and leisure activities in beautiful Pebble Beach, California.


This unparalleled networking event not only promotes relationship-building at the highest levels, it also supports the next generation of industry leaders.  Since the event’s inception, the Leadership Classic has raised over $10 million to support the NRAEF’s ProStart program, and has provided funding for hundreds of undergraduate scholarships each year.



Meet the brands that support and enhance the 2018 Leadership Classic here. If you’re interested in becoming a 2018 sponsor, please click here to learn more about our sponsorship packages. Here is a list of sponsors that supported the event last year.

Your involvement in the 26th Annual Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic supports future leaders of the restaurant industry.

For more information on becoming a 2018 Leadership Classic sponsor, please contact Mallory Domingue at mdomingue@nraef.org.


The time spent on and off the course provides opportunities to grow your business while benefitting NRAEF programming and initiatives. View our 2018 schedule.

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