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MAYOR ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CULINARY AWARD,
(Friday, June 12, 2009) Providence, Rhode Island -- Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today that the U.S. Conference of Mayors will sponsor a National Culinary Award, in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association and the Culinary Institute of America. At a special awards luncheon, the USCM also announced that it has recognized
Hannemann said today at a meeting of the USCM Standing Committee on Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports that the culinary award will recognize a prominent restaurateur or chef for public service in a community, along with hospitality and customer service. Hannemann, who chairs the committee, conceived the idea last year and introduced it to National Restaurant Association President Bill Anton and USCM Executive Director Tom Cochran.
Hannemann said the award will be presented at the USCM Winter Meeting in
The USCM today recognized
Hannemann was also the featured guest today on the USMayor Time radio show, in an interview by USCM Executive Director Tom Cochran, discussing his work with U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and USCM President Manny Diaz to promote tourism and the arts at the national level. The interview is available at www.blogtalkradio.com .
Hannemann met today with key advocates of