Molly Belmont, Director of Marketing
Discover Albany
Phone: 518-434-1217 x 203

April 5, 2018

Albany Tourism Industry Recognizes Mazzone Hospitality at Annual Celebration

ALBANY, NY – This evening, at Discover Albany’s Annual Meeting, the hospitality community will honor Mazzone Hospitality, the largest catering and hospitality company in the region.

Mazzone Hospitality will receive the Professor Anthony J. Strianese Hospitality Excellence Award, or “The Toby” as it’s lovingly referred to in the hospitality community. The award is named for Professor Strianese, an instructor and chair of Schenectady County Community College’s School of Hotel, Culinary Arts, and Tourism program, and co-author of several hospitality textbooks.

“I’m really proud to receive this award, and to be recognized by Discover Albany and the hospitality community,” says Angelo Mazzone, Owner and President of Mazzone Hospitality. Mazzone added that Toby Strianese was his professor, and a dear friend, and making the award that much more meaningful to him. “It’s not every day that you receive an award named for one of your friends and confidantes, and I am really honored to be able to accept this. It means a lot.” 

In 25 years, Mazzone Hospitality has grown from a small family-run company to a corporation that employs more than 1,000 hospitality professionals. Mazzone Hospitality services corporate clients, off-premise catering, and stand-alone facilities, and their catering services have helped to support the growing economy of the Capital Region.

 “As a caterer at both the Empire State Plaza and the Albany Capital Center, Mazzone helps Albany put its best foot forward for meetings and events,” says Michele Vennard, President and CEO of Discover Albany. “Mazzone creates that great first impression for our destination because they are committed to delivering the best possible experience – whether your group is 100 or 1000. We are very pleased to be able to honor this company, and the man behind it, Angelo Mazzone.”

The event will also honor our Albany Ambassadors who have collectively brought more than $4.4 million to our local economy by bringing their meetings and events, “home” to Albany.


Leo Carpenter
Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Reverend Morais Cassell
Church of God of Prophecy

Jose M. David, MD
National Association of UP Medical Alumni

Jeffrey Faulkner
National Association of UP Medical Alumni

Tom Gallagher
Cornell University – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Grassfed Exchange

Paul Gold
New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS)

Linda Hayes
Sweet Adelines International – Greater New York/New Jersey Region #5

Ned Hirt
New York State Society of Human Resource Management, Inc. (NY SHRM)

Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York
2017 Maccabi Games

Karen Jones
Zonta International

Harriett Kimball
Sweet Adelines International – Greater New York/New Jersey Region #5

Kathy Marco
Guilderland United Soccer Club

Kelly Morrone
New York State Association of Volunteer Services Administrators, Inc.

Tim Potts
New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS)

Timothy Purscell
Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center
2017 Maccabi Games

Jeffrey Vincent