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Clark honored by hospitality industry at awards ceremony

Published on Monday, November 10, 2014

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Jason Clark, center, owner of BIN112 received one of the biggest ovations as recipient of the Restaurateur of the Year in the Upstate. Stan Coster, Vice President of Ballentine Equipment, right, nominated Clark.
 
 

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Jason Clark, center, owner of BIN112 received one of the biggest ovations as recipient of the Restaurateur of the Year in the Upstate. Stan Coster, Vice President of Ballentine Equipment, right, nominated Clark.

 

 



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Jason Clark displays a plate that symbolizes landmarks in the Upstate. Clark was honored for the best of the best Restaurateur of the Year for his fine dining restaurant BIN112.
 
 

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Jason Clark displays a plate that symbolizes landmarks in the Upstate. Clark was honored for the best of the best Restaurateur of the Year for his fine dining restaurant BIN112.

 

 



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There were 12 recipients of the Upstate Hospitality Awards presented by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.
 

Jim Fair

There were 12 recipients of the Upstate Hospitality Awards presented by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association.

 



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Jason Clark's family attended the Upstate Hospitality Awards ceremony at the Marriott on the Parkway. Left to right: father, Banks, mother, Anne, Jason, and his wife, Anne.
 
 

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Jason Clark's family attended the Upstate Hospitality Awards ceremony at the Marriott on the Parkway. Left to right: father, Banks, mother, Anne, Jason, and his wife, Anne.

 

 



Jason Clark, owner of BIN112 in downtown Greer, was honored Monday as Restaurateur of the Year at the Upstate Hospitality Awards luncheon.

"Jason is dedicated to great food, a clean kitchen and provides the best experience to customers he would expect for himself," said Douglas O'Flaherty, Director of Operations for the S.C. Hospitality Association.

Clark was among 12 award winners that automatically qualify for state honors. 

D.J. Rama, president of JHM Hotels, was the keynote speaker.

Clark's wife, Lori, and parents, Banks and Anne, attended the ceremony at the Marriott on the Parkway.

Clark prepared a speech he permitted GreerToday.com to publish.

"I am so pleased to win Restaurateur of the Year. Receiving this award is such an amazing honor.

"I never thought we would win such an honor, let alone be here with other great restaurateurs. It's been an awesome experience.

"But it wasn't just working hard that made this possible. I wouldn't be here getting this award without the blood, sweat and tears of my staff and the love from our great customers and community around us.

"I'd like to thank Mom and Dad for always being there and encouraging me, my wife, Lori, for pushing me, and great friends like Stan Coster that answer the phone for my equipment problems at all times of the day.

"I couldn't have done this by myself. It took my entire team to do so." 

Upstate Hospitality Award Winners of the Year

Hotel Front of the House Employee

Ruby White, Courtyard by Marriott

Hotel Heart of the House Employee

Mary Franklin, Holiday Inn Express

Hotel Manager

Kim Tolbert, Candlewood Suites

Hotelier

Euan McGlashan, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Bartender

Ashley Wright, Soby’s New South Café

Restaurant Front of the House Employee

Elizabeth Barton, Rick’s Deli and Market

Restaurant Heart of the House Employee

Kerri Higgins, Giatu Restaurant at the Marriott Greenville

Restaurant Manager

Karen Hall, California Dreaming

Restaurateur

Jason Clark, BIN112

Hospitality Supplier

Chandler Griffith, BB&T Insurance

Community Service Award (Company)

JHM Hotels

Community Service Award (Individual)

John Nolan, Greenville History Tours

 

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