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Three Cranston Business Leaders Deemed "Stars of the Industry"

A Cranston chef, nightclub manager and teacher were honored as "Stars of the Industry" by the Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently.

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently picked three Cranston business people to be honored as "Stars of the Industry" at an awards ceremony at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Sue Vieira, general manager of Mardi Gras Multi Club, Amy Cordeiro of the RI Hospitality Education Foundation and Bill Smith, executive Chef at Twin Oaks all carry "tremendous accomplishments" said Dale J. Venturini, president and CEO of RIHA.

"Their achievements go far in making the hospitality industry one of the most successful, strengthening the industry’s position as the cornerstone of the state’s economy and the community.” 

Viero was recognized as Tourism Employee of the Year.

Cordeiro was recognized as Teacher of the Year.

Smith was recognized as Chef of the Year.

The awards don't just represent the winners' major personal accomplishements and career devotion. It also highlights their community involvement.

David Davis January 05, 2012 at 02:58 AM
How is a teacher a Star of Industry? Has anyone under the age of 80 actually eaten at Twin Oaks lately and had a spectacular meal? Mardi Gras an industry of sleaze and debauchery I guess! What a farce this crap is, please acknowledge some real stars.
Rob T January 05, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Read the article Dave...it also has to do with their community involvement. By the way, I'm under 80 and I did have a spectacular meal at Twin Oaks. Your opinion is not the only one that counts. Loosen up!
David Davis January 05, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Then why call it "STARS of INDUSTRY" in lieu of STARS OF COMMUNITY? I highly doubt it was spectacular, spectacular would be dining at any of the top 10 listed here http://www.zagat.com/node/3087269 Any meal at twin oaks would be good well I guess it could be great for an unrefined palate.
Rob T January 05, 2012 at 10:43 PM
I guess if you had nothing better to do then you could make a big deal over the title of the award. And I let my own judgement decide what I like and not like. I don't have to refer to a website to see what's good or not. But I understand some people can't decide for themselves so they must get some web help. I wish I knew a website for "unrefined palate" so I could see if some "expert" has me pegged. Please pass along if you know of any....also, any other website to tell me how I should live. Thanks for you help!
David Davis January 06, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Apparently I have nothing better to do. Wow your ego precedes you, I have eaten at a number of the restaurants on that list and they are spectacular. You could try www.twinoaksrest.com until you find that other website that you seek. It is always a pleasure to lend a hand, it is almost fun for me!!!!!
Rob T January 06, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Take a step back and re-read what you write before you submit... maybe you'll realize you don't have anything better to do. Unless you truly believe people are looking for you to lend them a hand. Talk about ego?? I'm done with you, Davey.
David Davis January 06, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Oh so I am not allowed to express my opinion on food, but you are allowed to be censor and chief critic of all things Patch. Forgive me for expressing my opinion. Clearly sarcasm is lost on you. But then again why and I not surprised. If your skin is so thin that you can't see my post for what it is then you may want to avoid online forums. DAVID yes DAVID not Dave or DAVEY DAVIS. If you don't have the common decency to address someone by their name then just say nothing at all.

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