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JUNE 10-12, 2019 | CHICAGO

Excellence in Foodservice Awards

Celebrate the Industry's top Chefs!

The United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, now in its eleventh year, pays special tribute to chefs and foodservice operations for excellence in the use of fresh produce in the culinary arts.

Eight top chefs and foodservice professionals will be honored at the Retail-Foodservice Celebration Breakfast, recognizing their commitment to spotlighting fresh produce on their menus and delighting customers with their culinary creations.

Thank you to our program sponsor, PRO*ACT, LLC.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 PRODUCE EXCELLENCE IN FOODSERVICE AWARD WINNERS!

Business in Industry:
    • Chef Julie Pearson, Food Service Director - Anthem Richmond, Compass Food Group-Eurest Services, Richmond, VA
 

Casual & Family Dining Restaurants:
    • Chef Michael Rypka, Founder, VP of Culinary and Marketing, Torchy’s Tacos,, Austin, TX
 

Colleges & Universities:
    • Chef Mark Bedzik, Culinary Institute of Virginia Chef Faculty/Greenhouse Manager, Culinary Institute of Virginia, College of Culinary Arts at ECPI University, Norfolk, VA 
 

Fine Dining Restaurants:
    • Chef Daniel Asher, Executive Chef/Partner, River & Woods, Boulder, CO
 

Hospitals & Healthcare:
    • Chef Damon Mangano, Executive Chef/District Chef, ARAMARK, Hillcrest Hospital Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
 

Hotels & Resorts:
    • Chef Graham Lockwood, Executive Chef, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA
 

K-12 School Foodservice:
    • Eric Goldstein, Chief Executive, School Support Services, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY
 

Quick Service Restaurants:
    • Ryan Krebs, Director of Foodservice, Rutter’s, York, PA

Thank you 2018 Sponsors