Sixty MCCS restaurant and hospitality activities are recognized for their exceptional performance in 2018 with Food and Hospitality Excellence Awards.  The Food and Hospitality Excellence Award Program was established by Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) to recognize restaurant and hospitality activities that exceed the highest level of operational excellence and service. 

            The award program allows any club, restaurant, snack bar, or lodging facility, regardless of size or location, to measure their results against criteria in pre-established categories of customer service, financial performance, human resources development, and operational excellence.

            “The Food & Hospitality Excellence Awards afford my team and me the pleasure of recognizing top-performing clubs, restaurants and TLFs each year.  Day in and day out, our Food and Hospitality teams inject energy, creativity and positivity into their daily service of Marines, sailors and their families,” said Ric Pomeroy, Branch Head, Food, Hospitality and Commercial Recreation, Business and Support Services Division.  “I am particularly thrilled to welcome the Tun Tavern Enlisted Club, 1st MCD Garden City, NY; The Roadhouse Restaurant at MCAS Cherry Point, NC; and Life Juice Café restaurants at MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa JP to the ranks of first time winners this year.”

            The criterion to achieve this award focuses well beyond financial performance; to achieve an Excellence Award, activities must be agile and seasoned, and place the customer at the center of all they do. 

            “Our entire organization salutes our Food and Hospitality Excellence Award Winners,” said Cindy Whitman Lacy, Director, Business and Support Services Division, HQMC. “The high performance of these activities embody our strategic vision of being the iconic business force of the armed services. Hospitality businesses are all about taking exceptional care of customers and generating preference and loyalty.  They are truly the “crème de la crème” of MCCS Food and Hospitality programs.”

            Maj. Gen. Edward Banta, Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command, Assistant Deputy Commandant Installations & Logistics, Facilities added “Our Marines, Sailors, civilian Marines, and families all deserve the highest quality of community support services. This year’s selection of 60 Excellence Award winners demonstrates our ability to meet those expectations.  It takes a team of dedicated professionals on each installation to go above and beyond the status quo.  I applaud each member of the Marine Corps Community Services team and the installation support personnel that were integral to setting an outstanding standard.”

            To recognize this achievement, the activities will receive award plaques that will be displayed in the facilities.  For more information about the Marine Corps Food and Hospitality Excellence Award Program contact Ric Pomeroy, Branch Head – Food, Hospitality and Commercial Recreation, at 703-784-3811 or pomeroyk@usmc-mccs.org.

 

2018 MARINE CORPS LODGE OF THE YEAR

Inns of the Corps Iwakuni – MCAS Iwakuni, JP

 

2018 MARINE CORPS CLUB OF THE YEAR

The Warrior Enlisted Club – MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, CA

 

2018 RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

Taiyo Steakhouse – MCB Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, JP

 

COMPLETE LIST OF 2018 FOOD AND HOSPITALITY AWARD WINNERS

 

MCAGCC TWENTYNINE PALMS

Inns of the Corps Twentynine Palms

Starbucks

Warrior Enlisted Club

 

1st MCD GARDEN CITY                                                                  

Tun Tavern Enlisted Club                                                                                

 

MCB QUANTICO

Inns of the Corps Quantico

Hawkins Officers’ Club  

 

MCCS LEJEUNE - NEW RIVER     

SNCO Club                                                     

Inns of the Corps Lejeune

Onslow Beach Resort

Spare Time Sports Grill

The Landing at New River

Paradise Point Officers’ Club

Heroz Restaurant Ball Center                                                   

 

MCCS SOUTH CAROLINA 

Beaufort Officers’ Club
Inns of the Corps Beaufort

Java Café Visitors Center

Sand Trap Snack Bar

Parris Island Food Court

 

MCAS CHERRY POINT

Library Café

The Roadhouse

Mayberry Café

New City Deli

Snack-A-Tach Snack Bar

Hungry Harrier Snack Bar

 

 

MCB CAMP PENDLETON                          

Inns of the Corps Pendleton Pacific Views

Inns of the Corps Pendleton Ward Lodge

Del Mar Beach Resort                                                                         

Lake O’Neill RV Park

 

MCAS YUMA                                                                                                

Afterburners Restaurant

Sunset Lanes Snack Bar                                                                                    

Inns of the Corps Yuma

 

MCAS MIRAMAR

Inns of the Corps Miramar       

 

MCB HAWAII

Starbucks

Inns of the Corps Hawaii

Lava Java Coffee Truck                       

Klipper Recreational Lodging              

Strikers Grill & Tap

Sunset Lanai Consolidated Club

Kahuna’s Sports Bar & Grill E Club

PACOM Food Court

Aloha Kitchen

Rocker Room at Kaneohe Bay SNCO Club

Flying Leatherneck Inn Snack Bar

 

MCB CAMP BUTLER                                                                                  

Terra Fusion Restaurant                                               

Shisa Pizza Foster Bowling Center                                           

Habu Pit Consolidated Club                                                                             

Hashmarks SNCO Club                                               

Surfside Consolidated Club

The Palms Consolidated Club

Ocean Breeze Consolidated Club

Taiyo Steakhouse

Life Juice Café Courtney

Life Juice Café Hansen

Life Juice Café Foster  

Inns of the Corps Camp Foster

Inns of the Corps Camp Courtney                                                         

 

MCAS IWAKUNI                                                                             

Club Iwakuni

Inns of the Corps Iwakuni                                                                                

Sakura Auditorium Snack Bar

Hangar Enlisted Club