Celebrating Milwaukee’s Exceptional Tastes, Celebrating the Contributions to the Community Made by Restaurants and Supporting a Great Cause

Wine Sampling

This Fall marks the second annual Cheers to Hospitality event, a celebration of Milwaukee’s diverse group of exceptional restaurants that provide exemplary service and experiences for their patrons. This event is a celebration of that service and an opportunity for the dining public to show appreciation for all that restaurants do to make our communities and world a better place.

This prestigious culinary, wine and spirits event will be held on November 9 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm at Discovery World Museum in Milwaukee. Attendees will enjoy an evening of socializing while sampling mouthwatering gourmet bites crafted by 20 of Milwaukee’s most talented chefs – paired with luxurious wines and cocktails. The event features mixology demonstrations and a silent auction of hospitality experiences and items. High school students from the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s ProStart program will also be on hand to showcase their skills and demonstrate their passion for the restaurant and hospitality industry during live culinary demonstrations.

This exclusive event will be limited to 600 guests with a cost of $150 per ticket. Visit for more information on event details including participating restaurants and wine and spirits brands. Tickets will be available to purchase through the Cheers to Hospitality website starting September 1.

Cheers to Hospitality is hosted by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation. One hundred percent of the proceeds of Cheers to Hospitality benefit the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization that provides education and training to current industry professionals and tomorrow’s future leaders.

The Foundation offers these programs, ensuring the success of the food industry:

  • Scholarships – awards more than $25,000 annually to students pursuing a hospitality, culinary or food-related degree
  • Wisconsin ProStart – a hospitality and culinary program in 115+ Wisconsin high schools annually igniting more than 10,000 students’ passion for the hospitality industry and empowering them through training, mentorships, networking, competition and experiential learning opportunities
  • Workforce Development – partners with and supports local workforce training programs that help train and prepare adults for jobs in the foodservice industry