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16th Annual DRA Cornerstone Awards

Save the date for industry’s biggest night of the year!

Each November we gather together to toast our industry’s achievements and celebrate our extended restaurant family with an evening of camaraderie, fellowship and fun.

Monday, November 13th 2017, 6pm – 9pm
The Queen, Wilmington DE    

Sample food & spirits from Delaware’s best restaurants, enjoy live music from Delaware’s own LoveSeedMamaJump, and don’t forget about the Chairman’s After-Party, a tribute to the one and only Steve Montgomery!

 Click here to purchase tickets!


Send us Your Stories!

This year we are celebrating the diverse individuals that make up our amazing industry.  We will honor personal success stories of our managers, chefs, owners, servers, bartenders and students during a special video presentation at this year’s Cornerstone Awards.  Submit a video that’s choose for the final video tribute and you’ll receive a FREE TICKET to the Awards ($75 value)!  Here’s how to capture and submit your personal industry success story:

  1. Videos can be taken on a cell phone (please hold horizontally!!) or other video equipment
  2. Videos should be no longer than 3 min in length
  3. Tell us all about where you came from, what opportunities you’ve had in the industry, what you’ve overcome, and where you are today.  End your video with the statement “I AM…..” and fill in with whatever few words best describes who you are/how you feel about this amazing industry
  4. Submit your video to or text to 302.296.7567 no later than September 30th
  5. Have fun!!


Interested in Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities?

Allied DRA Members & Community Partners, Click here for full details about showcasing your brand and gaining access to Delaware’s top restaurateurs at the 16th Annual DRA Cornerstone Awards.