2014 Silver Plate awards announced

Coston, LoParco, Ford, D’Onofrio receive honor.

OAK BROOK, Ill.—Lisette Coston, FoodService Director’s FSD of the Year in 2011, is one of eight winners of the IFMA Silver Plate Awards. Coston, executive director of support services for St. Francis Health System, in Tulsa, Okla., won in the Healthcare category.

In the other non-commercial categories, honorees include Mark LoParco, dining services director at the University of Montana, Colleges & Universities; Sandra Ford, foodservice director for Manatee County Schools, in Florida, K-12 Schools; and Kevin D’Onofrio, foodservice director for the United States Military Academy, in West Point, N.Y., Specialty Foodservice. There was no winner this year in the Business & Industry/Foodservice Management category.

Restaurant category winners were James Broadhurst, CEO, Eat‘n Park Hospitality Group, Pittsburgh, Chain Full Service; Steve Romaniello, managing director, Roark Capital Group, Atlanta, Chain Limited Service; Jack Williams, co-founder, Richie’s Real American Diner, Temecula, Calif., Independent Multi-Concept; and Brad Nelson, vice president and corporate chef, Marriott International, Bethesda, Md., Hotels & Lodging.

The eight award winners will be feted at a banquet May 19 in Chicago during the National Restaurant Association Show, when one will be recognized as this year’s Gold Plate winner.

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