Name: Larry Wilhelm
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Being named Restaurateur of the Year for 1991 by the Restaurant Associationof Maryland for his involvement in the community, the association and apprenticeship programs. He is president of Friendly Farm Inc., which operates restaurants in Westminster, Upperco in Baltimore County and Edgewood in Harford County and a catering division in Westminster.
Residence; hometown: Hampstead; Hereford, Baltimore County
Education: Bachelor's degree in food service and hotel management from Pennsylvania State University in 1973; 1969 graduate of Hereford High School
Family: Wife: Sandra, 30, employed as gift shop manager at the Friendly Farm Restaurant in Upperco; daughter: Katie, 2
Place of worship: Forest Baptist Church in Parkton, Baltimore County
Activities/hobbies: Active in the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, American Heart Association, and Penn State alumni and church activities
Accomplishments: Co-sponsor of an annual chamber dinner to honor outstanding county teachers. He's also involved with the Maryland-Washington Culinary and Restaurant Apprenticeship Committee, which sponsors educational programs.
Recipient's comments: "I'm very honored to have received the award. No one receives an award like this alone. It's a culmination of many people's efforts."