Calabas Hills / CA. (cf) The Cheesecake Factory Assets Co. LLC was named the recipient of the 2009 Spirit Award in the full service restaurant category, an honour given by (U.S.) Nation´s Restaurant News and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Dina Barmasse, Vice President of Human Resources for The Cheesecake Factory, accepted the award at the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators annual conference early October in Dallas, Texas (U.S.). The Spirit Award is presented to a restaurant or food service operator who believes in enhancing employee satisfaction, which ultimately leads to achieving guest satisfaction. Winning companies have demonstrated excellence in areas relating to workforce recruitment, hiring, retention, education and training. «At The Cheesecake Factory, executing our mission of delivering absolute guest satisfaction is deeply rooted in our ability to take exceptional care of our staff», said David Overton, Founder of The Cheesecake Factory restaurants. «We are proud to be recognized for the Spirit Award, as we have always believed that our outstanding staff members make our organization the best it can be».