Under 30: B&I edition

Lindsey Ramsey asks for some Under 30 nomination love from B&I operators.

Lindsey Ramsey, Contributing Editor

The editors at FSD were very happy with the response we got from the first year of recognizing rising foodservice stars as part of our 30 Under 30 features. This year we changed the section to just Under 30, so we didn’t limit the number of quality young foodservice professionals we recognize.

Here at FSD my colleague, Becky Schilling, and I divide up the market segments so they each get an equal amount of coverage. I cover college and universities and business and industry operations for the publication. She covers K-12 schools and healthcare. Obviously the number of young foodservice stars in college and university foodservice is an easy one to recognize since often student workers become full-time all stars after graduation. But I need a little help with recognizing young operators in the B&I. I know there are great young foodservice professionals out there and making a difference in the corporate dining segment, but for some reason I don’t hear about them as regularly as other market segments.

So this blog is serving as a challenge to our readers, especially in B&I. We want to hear about your fantastic young employees who are certain to be the future of our industry. You can nominate someone for Under 30 here. We can’t wait to learn about your operation’s rising stars.

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