Marking its 25th 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 alike while enjoying three-days of golf and leisure activities in picturesque Monterey, California.

          

This unparalleled networking event not only promotes industry relationship-building at the highest levels, it also supports the next generation of industry leaders by helping NRAEF deliver its crucial educational programming. Since its inception, the Leadership Classic has raised millions to support NRAEF ProStart and scholarship programs nationwide.

Schedule
 

The time spent on and off the course provides opportunities to grow your business while benefitting NRAEF programming and initiatives. View the 2017 Schedule*.

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Sponsorship Opportunities
 

Thank you to all of our 2017 sponsors! Your involvement in the 25th Annual Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic supports the future leaders of the restaurant industry.

To become a 2017 Sponsor, please click here to view our package options or contact golf@nraef.org.

The unique sponsorship opportunities and connections offered at the Leadership Classic will foster relationships with the industry’s top decision makers. 

Learn more about the different sponsorship opportunities and email golf@nraef.org to secure your sponsorship!

          

Frequently Asked Questions
 

Find answers to commonly-asked questions about the Leadership Classic.

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