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Tempe Restaurateur Raveen Arora receives Face of Diversity-American Dream Award

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April 05, 2017
Washington, D.C.
March 28th, 2017
Tempe Restaurateur Raveen Arora receives Face of Diversity-American Dream Award
National Restaurant Association has honored local entrepreneur & humanitarian Raveen Arora, owner of The Dhaba Restaurant & Market place for its very coveted Face of Diversity award at the Reagan Center this week.
Raveen Arora is an exceptional honoree for his unique contributions to America. The award elevates philanthropic initiatives, celebrate diversity and recognize exemplary leadership.
National Restaurant Association education foundation states……

Mentor. Philanthropist. Entrepreneur. Humanitarian. Author. Chartered Accountant. Motivational Speaker. Restaurateur.
Raveen Arora — owner of  highly coveted, multi award winning restaurant The Dhaba India Plaza— is known not just for feeding the people of Tempe, AZ but also nourishing their souls.
“I do my thing — one person at a time,” says Arora, who never turns down an opportunity to serve others.
A Punjabi Indian restaurant the Dhaba also features a marketplace that takes guests on a cultural journey.
Employees are family and a paycheck is just the beginning. Arora has helped educate more than 120 young people, many who now the work in foodservice.
A refugee from India, Arora is no stranger to adversity. As a child he worked with Mother Theresa, faced long ration lines in Calcutta and found solace in books.
“I would wake up hungry and angry,” says Arora. “Now, 65 years later, I wake up hungry but humble.”
Since 2003 there have been tough times, such as the Great Recession, but Arora ensures stability through self-sacrifice. Raveen believes in lifting others while they climb the ladder.
I treat each hurdle as a bend in the road but never an end of the road.”
Restaurants are a part of the fabric of American life, and they and their employees play an impactful role in the communities they call home.
As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF exists to enhance the restaurant industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities. The NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain a career-oriented professional workforce for the restaurant industry. In 2016, the restaurant and foodservice industry is projected to provide a record 14.4 million jobs.
Raveen Arora, Owner, (480) 557-8800