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.



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.

Click here to view our 2018 sponsorship packages. For more information or to become 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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