Three chefs in onsite foodservice operations were among the seven culinarians honored recently by the United Fresh Produce Association's United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, sponsored by Pro*Act. The program honors chefs and their companies or departments for their innovative and influential use of fresh produce in the culinary arts. The awards will formally be presented to the seven winners at United Fresh 2014, UFPA's annual convention and expo in Chicago, June 10-13, 2014.

The winners and their categories were…
Business in Industry: Chef Daniel Benigno, Guckenheimer Executive Chef at TD Ameritrade in Omaha, NE
Colleges & Universities: Chef Chandon Clenard, Senior Executive Chef for Stanford University Residential Dining Services
K-12 School Foodservice: Chef Jason Morse, Executive Chef for Douglas County (CO) School District
Casual & Family Dining Restaurants: Chef Carlito Jocson, Executive Chef, Yard House, Irvine, CA
Fine Dining Restaurants: Chef Adam Hegsted, Chef/Owner for Eat Good, Wandering Table and Yards Bruncheon, Spokane, WA
Hotels & Healthcare: Chef Rolf Nettesheim, Executive Chef & Food Service Director, The Palace Group, Miami, FL
Quick Service Restaurants: Jeff Sinelli, Founder, CEO and Chief Vibe Officer, Which Wich, Dallas, TX