A trained chef and entrepreneur, Chris Bruno assumed ownership of Chris’s American Restaurant in 1990, when it was known as Fiddler’s Restaurant. Chris Bruno renovated both the menu and the restaurant, which opened under its new name, Chris’s American Restaurant, in 2003. During that time, Mr. Bruno served one term with the Connecticut Restaurant Association executive team, where he was instrumental in instituting a smoking ban in all bars and restaurants in the state.
Below is a brief overview of the Connecticut Restaurant Association’s annual awards dinner.
Every year, the Connecticut Restaurant Association (CRA) hosts the Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner to honor and recognize restaurants and restaurant owners for their accomplishments in the industry. The event offers members the opportunity to elect the “best in the Connecticut Restaurant Association.” There are also a number of showcase opportunities through sponsors and vendors for members to be featured in the evening’s program; to be recognized during the dinner; and to secure a spot on the vendor showcase table.
As the only not-for-profit organization that represents the restaurant industry in the state of Connecticut, the CRA is the authoritative voice of all restaurants in the state. The organization also promotes Connecticut’s hospitality industry through advocacy, awareness, and education.
Chris's American Restaurant (Fiddler's Restaurant in Brookfield, CT) delivered progressive American food enlivened by international and domestic regional influences to customers throughout the Brookfield, Connecticut, area.