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The Twin Cities’ annual restaurant industry awards are changing hands.

Foodservice News, a longtime sponsor of the Charlie Awards, will take over production from the event’s original founders, Scott Mayer and Sue Zelickson.

Mayer and Zelickson will serve as consultants to the awards and serve on the voluntary advisory committee moving forward.

The six-year-old Charlie Awards, which in previous years have been held at the Pantages Theatre downtown in November, honor local restaurateurs, chefs, managers, servers, bartenders, designers food truckers and others in the hospitality industry, and serve as a social opportunity as well.

“We started the Charlie Awards to honor and celebrate our local food and beverage professionals who continually give so much to our community in numerous ways,” Zelickson said in a press release. “After six successful seasons and meaningful years, we are moving to a new level.”

The date and venue for the 2018 awards will be announced in the next few weeks.