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Pebble Beach, California

Benefiting the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

The Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic is the NRAEF’s premier executive experience and annual fundraiser. The three-day exclusive event includes the opportunity to network with top industry leaders, support the work of the Foundation and play golf at some of the world’s most magnificent courses – Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course, and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. All proceeds go to the NRAEF and its programs.

TJB is back for 2021! August 19-22.

For more information on how to reserve your spot, please click here to set up a phone call with our team.

See you there!




Thank You To Our 2021 Leadership Classic Sponsors

(Confirmations To Date)

2021 Course Sponsors

2021 Eagle Sponsors

2021 Birdie Sponsors

2021 Par Sponsors

2021 Hole Sponsors

BJ’s Restaurants
B&G Enterprises
Coffee Filters Direct
Dawn Foods
Ed & Brenda Evans
Eversheds Sutherland LLP
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
Foodtec Solutions
Franchise Times
Galatoires Restaurant
Household & Commercial Products Association
Linder Global Events
Louisiana Restaurant Association
Metz Culinary
Missouri Restaurant Association
PhaseNext Hospitality
Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
Sardine Factory/Cannery Row Company
Specialty Restaurants
Sterling Hospitality Management
Dawn & Tim Sweeney
Thomas Keller Restaurant Group



Our 27th Annual Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic was a SOLD OUT event.  A special thanks to all of our attendees, and especially our incredible sponsors, who raised a record $1.6 million that will allow us to continue to attract, empower and advance the next generation of leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industry. A few highlights from the event include: 

  • More than one-million American Express Membership Rewards® points pledged towards donations to the Foundation
  • The Pebble Beach Company gifted $25,000 in honor of Ted Balestreri, to celebrate the joint centennials of the Association and Pebble Beach
  • A hole in one for Stephen Joost with Firehouse Subs!


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