Rochester's Beth Kennett and Brandon's Chef Robert
CHITTENDEN - On Sept. 10, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and
tourism leaders across the state gathered to celebrate stand-out
achievers at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort in
Beth Kennett from Liberty Hill Farm in Rochester was honored
with the Borden E. Avery Innkeeper of the Year award.
Chef Robert Barral of Café Provence in Brandon was selected as Chef
of the Year.
Todd Paton from Rock of Ages Corporation in Graniteville received
the Allied Member of the Year award.
The Farmhouse Group in Burlington, including Jed Davis, Rob Downey,
Paul Sayler, and Chef Phillip Clayton, was chosen as the
Restaurateurs of the Year.
These four were recognized for their exceptional dedication and
commitment to high standards in Vermont's tourism industry.
"In presenting the Hospitality Gala, we celebrate the
hospitality and tourism industry's vast contributions to the state
economy, and acknowledge these award winners as stand-out achievers
within the industry," said Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont
"These are the individuals who enhance Vermont's iconic
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is a statewide private,
not-for-profit business organization representing nearly every
sector of the state's commercial and tourism community. Their
mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business
growth and the Vermont quality of life.