2022 Industry Award: J.R.'s Custom Catering
Accepting on behalf of J.R.'s Custom Catering:
Annual Awards Dinner
J.R.'s Custom Catering has offered people all across the Washington Metro Area with J.R.'s signature fine cuisine for more than 48 years. The J.R.'s Catering story began with Jim Wordsworth opening his first restaurant in Virginia, called J.R.'s Steak House at Fairfax Circle, named after his father J.R. Wordsworth, who also has a history in the food service industry, providing customers with fine meats as a food supplier from his own Meadowbrook Meat Company in North Carolina. Mr. Wordsworth was able to use his experience at his father's meat supply company to eventually pave the way for J.R.'s Custom Catering (1976), J.R.'s Stockyards Inn (1978), J.R.'s Festival Lakes (1982), The Pavilions of Turkey Run (1997), J.R.'s Allsportz Concessions (2000) and the Fairfax Hunt Club (2011). With various locations across the area, they were able to cater outdoor events, intimate and upscale events, and more! J.R.'s Stockyards Inn has been a longtime venue for our NCAEHA Annual Awards Dinner. In addition to holding our NCAEHA Annual Awards Dinners, Mr. Wordsworth has been a dedicated sponsor to our James M. Wordsworth Scholarship fund. Through collaborative food service industry education and awareness, Mr. Wordsworth and his team have been invaluable to our field and organization.