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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!


Thursday, August 19: Check-In and Evening Welcome Reception
Friday, August 20:

Poppy Hills Golf Course

Whale Watching Charter Cruise

Dinner at The Sardine Factory  

Saturday, August 21: Spyglass Hill Golf Course 
Electric Bike Tour
Wine & Lifestyle Auction Dinner  
Sunday, August 22: Pebble Beach Golf Links 
Farewell Lunch




Thank you for your interest in the Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic. Our August 2021 program is sold out. To confirm your spot for March 2-5, 2022, please contact Mary Kate Thayer at


Thank You To Our
2021 Leadership Classic Sponsors

2021 Course Sponsors

2021 Eagle Sponsors

2021 Birdie Sponsors

2021 Par Sponsors


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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