Pebble Beach, California | March 25-28, 2020

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, Monterey Peninsula Country Club and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. All proceeds go to the NRAEF and its programs.


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 2019 Leadership Classic Sponsors

2019 Hole Sponsors

Anton Family Foundation
Bardenay Restaurants and Distillers
Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Sales
California Restaurant Association
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants & Bluegrass Hospitality
Coffee and Filters Direct, Inc.
Daou Wine
Dawn and Tim Sweeney
Dawn Foods
Ed and Brenda Evans (Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts)
Elite Spice, Inc.
Eversheds Sutherland Law Firm
Foodtec Solutions
Galatoire's Restaurant
Greenwood Hospitality
Greg Hamer - B&G Enterprises
Hormel Foods
Linder Global Events
Louisiana Restaurant Association
Masters Gallery Foods
Merrill Lynch
Miller's Ale House
Missouri Restaurant Association
Nation's Pizza
Performance Food Group
Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group
Revenue Management Solultions
Roark Capital
Sterling Hospitality/ Metz Culinary
Sugardale (Fresh Mark, Inc.)
T. Marzetti Company
Ted Balestreri/Sardine Factory
Terry & Nicki Erdle
Texas Restaurant Association
Women's Foodservice Forum


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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