Owensboro native Kaley Dan Hall was recognized on Monday night for her contributions to Kentucky’s restaurant industry. Hall was a finalist for Employee of the Year at the Kentucky Restaurant Association’s annual awards gala, held in Louisville at Savor at the River House.
Hall graduated from Daviess County High School in 2019 and went on to attend Jefferson County Technical and Community College, where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration and a General Business certificate.
For the last two years, Hall has been employed at World of Beer, working an average of 60 hours a week. In her role, she serves as a server, bartender, shift manager, product manager, and event coordinator. Her CEO, Paul Avery, nominated her for the Employee of the Year award.
Five finalists were chosen from nominees submitted from across the state. Hall was recognized on stage alongside finalists Maricela Rosales, Olga Martinez, Felix Marshall, and Tripp Essington. The award ultimately went to Rosales, who has worked at Veranese for more than 50 years.
“I am honored to be nominated by my supervisors and managers,” Hall said. “I enjoy interacting with my colleagues and customers. I plan to continue my career in the hospitality arts and industries.”