You can thank U of H's Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management for these Houston favorites

Slideshow, but nice to get some recognition.

“Hilton College truly shaped my life and my career. I wrote the business plans for 8th Wonder Brewery and Eatsie Boys while getting my Masters of Hospitality Management,” Soroka says. “And I also met one of my business partners, Aaron Corsi, who was also getting his masters degree at the same time.”

“The college provided me with a tremendous amount of resources and I met a lot of great mentors and fellow students along the way,” he says. “I am thankful for and proud of my time at the University of Houston.”