FSD of the Month
A monthly feature that highlights an industry star
Published in FSD Update
FSD of the Month, February 2014: Becky Ellis has enhanced the foodservice program at Carilion Clinic by enhancing patient foodservice.
10-29-2008 People in Foodservice
Ever since he was a child hanging around his grandmother’s kitchen, Chris Schmidt has immersed himself in the culture of food. From his ethnicity—Sicilian and Mexican—to his work experience—the U.S...
09-29-2008 People in Foodservice
Robert Darrah often uses sports analogies to describe the foodservice program at the Legacy Retirement Communities in Lincoln, Neb. “We’re going for the gold. We want the perfect 10,” Darrah says...
08-29-2008 People in Foodservice
Since jumping into foodservice right out of high school, Cavin Sullivan has cultivated his natural talent for making food beautiful into a position as general manager at The J.M. Smucker Company in...
07-29-2008 People in Foodservice
When Doug Davis began working in the hospitality industry, he learned that customer satisfaction is key to success. He has been putting that knowledge to work during his 11 years as director of...
06-17-2008 People in Foodservice
Tim Dietzler can see the future, or so his staff believes. As director of Dining Services for Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Dietzler’s willingness to embrace and implement trends, such as...
05-19-2008 People in Foodservice
When you are the director of guest services at a small, self-op hospital in rural New Mexico, you have to think outside the hospital walls to increase sales and community presence. That’s exactly...
04-21-2008 People in Foodservice
Ever since he was 12 and working in a pizza parlor, Lenny DeMartino has found satisfaction in serving people. Now, as general manager at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield—a Parkhurst Dining Services...
03-14-2008 People in Foodservice
Growth comes with the territory when you are the director of foodservice for the nation’s No. 1 integrated health system—St. John’s Health System in Springfield, Mo.—but for Donna Medlin, the growth...
02-15-2008 People in Foodservice
For two decades, Dennis Pierce has been a big part of the success of the University of Connecticut’s Dining Services program. But until two years ago, Pierce always worked in the shadow of other...