David Burnett ~ 2015 Restaurateur of the Year
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
Dave”s acceptance speech at the 2015 Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) Annual Convention held at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend, OR (October 4-5, 2015)
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd9_mreV3kI
From the ORLA announcement….
Oregon’s hospitality industry is brimming with outstanding individuals who go above and beyond, raising the bar for excellence in performance, service and commitment to the industry. As a highlight of ORLA’s Annual Convention, the Hospitality Industry Awards recognize the exemplary performance and qualities that set the high standards for the entire industry to achieve.
Congratulations to our 2015 Award Recipients!
Restaurateur of the Year:
David A. Burnett, Crossroads Restaurant Group
Oswego Grill (Lake Oswego & Wilsonville, OR)
Copper River Restaurant & Bar (Hillsboro, OR)
ORLA VIDEO FEATURING DAVE~ https://youtu.be/74VpX6jlSRo
A fixture in the Portland restaurant community for most of his life, Dave Burnett was mentored by some of the most notable Oregon restaurateurs, including Bob Farrell and Al Fleenor. After 24 years with Pacific Coast Restaurants, Burnett created Crossroads Restaurant Group, and in 2009 opened the first of two Oswego Grill restaurants in Lake Oswego. In April of 2015, he opened his second concept, Copper River Restaurant & Bar in Hillsboro. The success of his three restaurants is testament to the high standards he has set for service and quality paired with an exceptional team of employees. Burnett demonstrates leadership within his organization by investing time and resources for staff training, along with continued encouragement, mentorship and passion for the job.
David Burnett ~ 2015 Oregon Restaurateur of the Year video 09:07