Charley’s Steak House, flagship brand of Orlando’s Talk of the Town Restaurant Group, will be honored by the American Culinary Federation with its Achievement of Excellence Award. Charley’s is one of eight restaurants that will be recognized at ACF’s national convention in Anaheim, Aug. 2-5.
“Charley’s Steak House is honored and excited to be recognized by the American Culinary Federation with its Achievement of Excellence Award,” Ron Woodsby, owner/president of Talk of the Town Restaurant Group, said in a prepared statement. “The award-winning foundation of Charley’s Steakhouse is built on the never-ending drive to be an innovative trendsetter for excellence in the industry and to extend an uncompromising commitment to exceed all expectations.”
The Achievement of Excellence Award recognizes foodservice establishments that exemplify a commitment to excellence. Criteria for the award includes being in operation for at least five consecutive years, nomination by an ACF chapter, member or individual in the foodservice profession, and being a recognized industry leader. Charley’s has been in operation since 1974. Besides three Charley’s steakhouses, Talk of the Town also owns and operates FishBones, Moonfish, Vito’s Chop House and Johnnie’s Hideaway restaurants in the Orlando area.
The American Culinary Federation, which is headquartered in St. Augustine, offers certification for chefs and claims a membership of 20,000 culinary professionals in 225 chapters across the nation.