Boston business leaders turned out in force as the Boy Scouts Spirit of Adventure Council honored two hospitality heavyweights – Robert Earl and Chef Daniel Bruce – at the 2019 Hospitality Good Scout Breakfast.
This event, held each year at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, brings industry leaders together to support the Boy Scouts inner city youth development programs.
Robert Earl, Chairman of Planet Hollywood International and owner of Bertucci’s, and Chef Daniel Bruce, Chef at Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel and founder of the Boston Wine Festival, were each presented with the “Good Scout” award for their contributions to the community and Boston’s thriving hospitality industry.
The event raised more than $75,000, which will help fund Boston Scouting programs that bond families through shared experiences and inspire young boys and girls to seek careers in hospitality and other relevant industries.
WCVB-TV Channel 5 Weekend Evening Anchor Duke Castiglione served as Master of Ceremonies and Pyramid Hotel Group Chief Operating Officer Jim Dina led a live auction. Boy Scouts Spirit of Adventure Chief Executive Chuck Eaton thanked the honorees for supporting Scouting, noting that their giving back will benefit thousands of children and families in Boston’s neighborhoods.
About the honorees:
Daniel Bruce: Chef at Meritage Restaurant and founder of Boston Wine Festival.
Bruce is an internationally renowned chef and entrepreneur. A native New Englander, Bruce graduated with honors from Johnson & Wales University. He further expanded on his training in Italy and France and became the youngest Executive Chef at the famed 21 in New York City. In 1989, Bruce arrived at the five-star Boston Harbor Hotel and founded the Boston Wine Festival, the nation’s longest-running food and wine paring series.
Robert Earl, Chairman of Planet Hollywood International, Inc. and Earl Enterprises.
Earl is a prominent figure in the hospitality, food and beverage industries. Earl founded the Planet Hollywood brand in 1991 truly innovating the excitement of a themed dining experience. He serves as the CEO of Planet Hollywood International, Inc and boasts the title of chairman of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.