Happy Chef inducted into Hall of Fame as 2012 Uniform Company of the Year

July 21, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Hamburg, NJ - At a ceremony following the annual Robert B. Connelly 20th Annual Golf Outing, the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) honored The Happy Chef, Inc. with Uniform Company of the Year. The award, which represents "exemplary service to the foodservice industry," was received by Jim Nadler, President of Happy Chef, and Howard Curtin, Senior Vice President.

"I know I speak for a lot of people at Happy Chef when I say we are honored to accept this award," said Curtin. "We've always worked hard to make sure all our customers, including individual chefs and foodservice managers, were satisfied with everything we do. That is, not just with the apparel we produce, but [also] with our service and commitment to quality."

The Hall of Fame ceremony, which took place at Crystal Springs Country Club & Resort, was host to more than 120 foodservice and restaurant leaders. Attendees congregated to play golf, dine, and share insights into the Garden State's burgeoning culinary industry ($12.8 billion+). Proceeds from the annual event are used by the NJRA to "represent, educate, promote, and support the foodservice and hospitality industry."

Over the past decade, the New Jersey-based uniform company has worked closely with NJRA members to meet the outfitting needs of restaurateurs, professional chefs, schools, and hospitality workers. In addition to this year's honors, Happy Chef was selected as NJRA's Operations/ Product Company of the Year in 2009.

"We're certainly grateful to the NJRA for this recognition, and we view it as a challenge to ourselves," said Curtin. "We want to keep innovating, keep improving, and keep finding new ways to serve the restaurant industry."

About The Happy Chef, Inc.

Happy Chef® is the leading manufacturer and provider of affordable culinary uniforms, from chef jackets to chef pants, among foodservice professionals. Founded in 1985 by Chairman Joseph H. Nadler, Happy Chef has grown from a local apparel provider to an international distributor of chef wear, footwear, cutlery, and other food service necessities. Known for industry-leading value, durability, and customer service, Happy Chef is also host to the largest virtual cooking community with a Facebook following of over 122,000 members as of this writing.

For additional information about The Happy Chef, Inc., visit http://www.happychefuniforms.com or call 800-347-0288. The Happy Chef, Inc. is an A+ accredited Better Business Bureau registrant and is headquartered at 22 Park Place, Butler, NJ 07405-1371.