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Iowa Restaurant Association honors four Mason City Northwestern Steakhouse team members as “Stars of Hospitality”


This news story was published on March 25, 2016.
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Stars of Hospitality Award Winners Matthew Rumeliote, Pam Bartholomew, Cindy Papouchis and Donna Meacham received the Iowa Restaurant Association’s Stars of Hospitality Award. Each has worked at least 20 years at Northwestern Steakhouse in Mason City. They are standing in front of a painting of restaurant founder Tony Papouchis who opened and operated the award-winning restaurant for more than half a century. Northwestern Steakhouse is now owned and operated by Tony's son and his wife, Bill and Ann Papouchis.

Stars of Hospitality Award Winners Matthew Rumeliote, Pam Bartholomew, Cindy Papouchis and Donna Meacham received the Iowa Restaurant Association’s Stars of Hospitality Award. Each has worked at least 20 years at Northwestern Steakhouse in Mason City. They are standing in front of a painting of restaurant founder Tony Papouchis who opened and operated the award-winning restaurant for more than half a century. Northwestern Steakhouse is now owned and operated by Tony’s son and his wife, Bill and Ann Papouchis.

MASON CITY – Four team members from Northwestern Steakhouse in Mason City were recognized on March 18th as Iowa Restaurant Association “Stars of Hospitality.” To receive the recognition, restaurant employees must have worked in the same hospitality establishment for 20+ years. The honorees, Pam Bartholomew, Donna Meacham, Cindy Papouchis, and Matthew Rumeliote were presented their awards by Iowa Restaurant Association President and CEO Jessica Dunker.

In presenting the award Dunker commented, “Iowa’s restaurant industry offers a wide range of lifelong professional opportunities. The team at Northwestern Steakhouse is not only the backbone of our industry, they are the face of hospitality in our state . We are thrilled to honor them.”

Northwestern Steakhouse 304 16th St NW, Mason City Reservations: (641) 423-5075

Northwestern Steakhouse
304 16th St NW, Mason City
Reservations: (641) 423-5075

The Iowa Restaurant Association is an advocacy organization supporting Iowa’s hospitality industry with educational and promotional programs across the state.

Northwestern Steakhouse has become an iconic venue in Mason City over the many decades it has been in operation.

Most recently, Mason City economic development officials including Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and North Iowa Corridor CEO Chad Schreck invited the Prestage Foods team to dinner at Northwestern Steakhouse, prior to the big announcement of the $240 million pork processing plant coming to town.  The party of at least a dozen was treated to the best steaks that can be found, and all raved about their delicious meal.

 

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4 Responses to Iowa Restaurant Association honors four Mason City Northwestern Steakhouse team members as “Stars of Hospitality”

  1. Mrs S. Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Congratulations! Wonderful staff & delicious food.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 26, 2016 at 5:22 am

    hope the mayor liked his steak, after all we paid for it. and he had to get the “best” steak around

  3. Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    March 25, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Congratulations to the Northwestern Steak House crew! Great place to eat, great food and always…top notch service!

  4. Anonymous Too Reply Report comment

    March 25, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Great restaurant with a great staff. They have the best food and best service.