Asheville, N.C. – Sept. 25, 2019 – Stella, Bucaramanga, Colombia, was recognized as the International Independent Restaurant of the Year by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. The award was presented at the brand’s Annual Conference, held Sept. 23-25, in Asheville, N.C. Brand partners at the conference, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, explored merchandising and marketing solutions to satisfy growing consumer demand for great-tasting beef.

An innovative, newer restaurant in the region, Stella is setting the bar on quality. Stella offers a wide selection of Certified Angus Beef ® brand menu items, including T-bone, porterhouse and ribeye steaks, and burgers, to deliver high-quality eating experiences. A team-training program was created with supplier Atlantic Colombia, even before the restaurant opened, to ensure a consistent message from the start. A beef sommelier explains the brand’s quality to customers and helps them choose their steaks. With its opening and throughout the year, Stella has led customers to its doors through magazine, newspaper, social media and airport advertising.

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand

World renowned for its exceptional quality and generous marbling, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original brand of premium beef. It was created over 40 years ago, in 1978, and is still owned today by family ranchers who are determined to bring the best Angus beef to the table through a gate-to-plate network that also includes meat companies, retailers and chefs. Ten exacting standards ensure the beef’s superior taste and tenderness in every bite. For more information, visit or follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.