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Four honored at Vt. Chamber Hospitality Gala

Rochester's Beth Kennett and Brandon's Chef Robert Barral chosen

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 Chittenden
Award winners:

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 Chamber.

"These are the individuals who enhance Vermont's iconic brand."

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.