Nominations Open for 25th Annual FAME Awards

Awards celebrate excellence in school foodservice programs.

July 8 — The Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Award program is calling for nominations for the 25thannual ceremony & celebration honoring excellence among school nutrition professionals. The event is scheduled for Jan. 12, 2014, at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, Fla., during the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Child Nutrition Industry Conference. 

Nominations can be made online or through a downloadable form at fameawards.net through Oct. 9. Eligible nominees include members of the SNA that are in good standing with the industry.  Six categories will be awarded including one Gold Award for School Foodservice Director of the Year and five Silver Awards—Leadership, Spirit, Rising Star, Special Achievement and Friend of Child Nutrition.  The selection committee is made up of 2013 FAME Award winners and industry media partners. 

The programis sponsored by Basic American Foods, Schwan’s Food Service, Inc., and Tyson Foods, Inc. 

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the silver anniversary of the National FAME Award program,” says Jennifer McKenzie-Muell, national account manager, non-commercial, for Basic American Foods.  “Most of the sponsors have been a part of this unique recognition event for child nutrition professionals for each year since its birth.  The industry has evolved so much and we are so proud of the accomplishments of each of the professionals recognized each year.”