Sixty-four MCCS restaurant and hospitality activities are recognized for their exceptional performance in 2020 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 leadership and staff of these operations have excelled beyond the values, principles and core competencies of MCCS. The recognized groups understand and continue to accomplish the MCCS primary mission of taking care of Marines and their families by enacting best-in-class operating practices and infusing their activities and perspectives with the voice of our guests.. 

               “Each year, the Food & Hospitality Excellence Awards affords the opportunity to recognize top-performing clubs, restaurants and lodges in the MCCS system. 2020 was an incredibly challenging and unique year to operate a restaurant or hotel,” said Ric Pomeroy, Branch Head, Food, Hospitality and Commercial Recreation, Business and Support Services Division, Headquarters, United States Marine Corps.  “They stepped up their spirit of hospitality and brought humanity and empathy to the performance of their duties.  I couldn’t be more proud of our teams.”

               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 & Hospitality Excellence Award Winners.  Beyond solid foundational metrics, these lodges, clubs and restaurants embody our shared 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,” said Cindy Whitman Lacy, Director of the Business and Support Services Division. “The staff of these 64 Excellence Award winners “get it” and put the Marine, Sailor and families at the heart of everything they do. On behalf of Headquarters Marine Corps, I offer my congratulations!

               “Being recognized as winners of the Excellence Award Program is a great accomplishment under normal circumstances. The additional effort to keep our employees and customers safe with enhanced operational protocols in an unprecedented year like 2020, adapting to new business models to support the communities on bases that were heavily impacted by Health Protection Conditions makes earning this award more  meaningful this year,”  said Jennifer Wible, Deputy Director of Business Operations, Business and Support Services Division.

               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.

 

2021 MARINE CORPS LODGE OF THE YEAR

Inns of the Corps Camp Foster - MCB Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, JP

2021 MARINE CORPS CLUB OF THE YEAR

Warrior Enlisted Club – MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, CA

2021 RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

La Casita Loca – MCB Camp Lejeune, NC

 

COMPLETE LIST OF 2021 FOOD AND HOSPITALITY AWARD WINNERS

 

MCAGCC TWENTYNINE PALMS

Inns of the Corps Twentynine Palms

Starbucks

Warrior Enlisted Club

Mobile Canteens

 

1st MCD GARDEN CITY             

Tun Tavern Enlisted Club                              

                                            

MCB QUANTICO

Inns of the Corps Quantico

 

MCCS LEJEUNE - NEW RIVER

American Treats

Paradise Point Officers’ Club

Spare Time Sports Grill

Inns of the Corps Lejeune

Onslow Beach Resort

Starbucks

La Casita Loca

Impulse Smoothie

Sandbar Snack Bar

The Landing at New River

                                                           

MCCS SOUTH CAROLINA       

Inns of the Corps Beaufort

Beaufort Officers’ Club

Brig & Brew

Java Café Visitors Center

Sand Trap Snack Bar

Parris Island Food Court

 

MCAS YUMA                                 

Inns of the Corps Yuma

 

MCAS CHERRY POINT

Library Café

Mayberry Cafe   

Hungry Harrier Snack Bar

Snack-A-Tach Snack Bar

New City Deli

 

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      

San Onofre Beach Club    

 

MCAS MIRAMAR

Inns of the Corps Miramar

 

MCB HAWAII

Inns of the Corps Hawaii

Klipper Recreational Lodging

Strikers Grill & Tap

Starbucks

PACOM Food Court

Sunset Lanai Consolidated Club

Flying Leatherneck Inn Snack Bar

Rocker Room at Kaneohe Bay SNCO Club

Aloha Kitchen

 

MCB CAMP BUTLER                  

Ocean Breeze Consolidated Club

Terra Fusion Restaurant

Shisa Pizza Foster Bowling Center

Habu Pit Consolidated Club

Inns of the Corps Camp Foster

Inns of the Corps Camp Courtney

BeachHead Consolidated Club

Surfside Consolidated Club

Taiyo Steakhouse

The Palms Consolidated Club

Hashmarks SNCO Club

Life Juice Café Courtney

Life Juice Café Foster      

Life Juice Café Hansen

Sumo Burrito Camp Foster

Bulldogs Burger Camp Foster

Bonsai Coffee Camp Foster                                          

MCAS IWAKUNI                          

Inns of the Corps Iwakuni

Sakura Auditorium Snack Bar

Hangar Enlisted Club

Club Iwakuni