Benchmark Hotels Awards 2016 Bob Zappatelli Scholarship

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(L-R): Ellen Sinclair, Senior Vice President, Operations; Brianna Miles, Bob Zappatelli Scholarship Recipient; David Diedrich, Executive Chef, Benchmark at The Johnson Foundation, Racine, Wisconsin; Christopher Steffich, Director of Operations, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Chicago.

Benchmark Hospitality has awarded this year’s Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship to Brianna Miles, a student at the Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, where she’s studying for her Associate Degree in Baking & Pastry Management. Ms. Miles is also an active member of the Army National Guard.

The scholarship, launched in 2009 in partnership with the James Beard Foundation in New York City, celebrates the life and legacy of Benchmark Hospitality’s first VP of F&B, the late Bob Zappatelli. The annual scholarship serves as a memorial to Mr. Zappatelli’s enthusiasm for the advancement of the culinary arts, and his championing of new culinary talent.