FM Profiles five onsite operators who represent this year's " best of the best" from the noncommercial foodservice segments.
From healthcare foodservice to B&I/contract management, school nutrition to campus dining and correctional foodservice, the onsite segments have traditionally presented some of the biggest challenges in the industry. Each year, IFMA recognizes the best-of-class providers in these and other segments and honors them in May at its gala Silver Plate Awards banquet. This month, in our special editorial section, you'll meet:
Tony Almeida, the longtime nutrition services director at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a pioneer in hospital room service patient dining and a retail operator's operator.
Maj. Robert James Beach, the director of food services at the Orleans Parrish Sheriff's Office, where he worked to built a solid, nationally-recognized program, watched as it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and then returned to completely rebuild it once again.
Tim Dietzler, head of dining services at Villanova University, where he has made his department a national role model in meal plan design, retail branding and service to the institution.
Joanne Kinsey, director of school nutrition for the Chesapeake (VA) Public Schools, an out-of-the-box innovator who maximizes her role as an advocate for child nutrition in her district and community.
and Laura Lozano, facilities manager for global dining at Dell, Inc., whose career reflects adaptability and expertise in areas ranging from menu and operations to systems and multi-site management…
2010 Silver Plate Awards
• Tim Dietzler: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the College/University Segment
• Laura Lozano: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the B&I Segment
• Joanne Kinsey: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the K-12 Segment
• Tony Almeida: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the Healthcare Segment
• Robert James Beach: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the Corrections Segment