Stars of Hospitality

In 2016 the Iowa Restaurant Association inaugurated the Stars of Hospitality Program to celebrate people who have made a career in the restaurant industry by working at a single establishment and/or for a company for 20+ consecutive years. We recognize the importance of these team members to your business, but also celebrate the professionalism they exhibit day in and day out.

We want to visit your establishment to present Stars of Hospitality plaques to your 20+ year team members. Submit your employees via e-mail to

Bobby Edminster, Vickie Donar, Ron Helbling & Annette Jones
Hotel Julien, Dubuque

Ron Goltz, Vince Hartz, Doug Metz, Barbara Schulte, Sharon Peters, Suzanne Gramblin & Steve Heishman

Ox Yoke Inn, Amana Colonies

Angie Brown – Superstar of Hospitality 40+ Years

Pizza King, Council Bluffs

Virginia Hayes, Marianne Holland, Ned Johnson, Michael R. LaValle, Kristy Maras, Teresa Vroman-Munoz, Joseph Trieu Nguyen, Siphay Sithiphong, Darrel Stanley, & Imre Torok

Des Moines Embassy Club, Des Moines

Vasili Fountas & Steve Bartelt
Pizza King, Council Bluffs

Tom Peiffer, Mike Lietz & Shelbe Krogman
Flapjacks Restaurant, Maquoketa

Matthew Rumeliote, Pam Bartholomew, Cindy Papouchis & Donna Meacham
Northwestern Steakhouse, Mason City

Sheree May & Deanne Plew
Trostel’s Greenbriar, Johnston