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2019 Rising Stars

2019 Rising Stars

Seth Grant

Although it may be cliche, I always remember my first foodservice director, Gary Goldberg then at Purdue University, telling me that “You are only as good as your last cup of coffee.”

2019 Rising Stars

Jenell Butz

My promotion from the manager of catering to the director’s chair. I have not been with the company long, but I make sure to deliver my best, keep the clients happy and keep creating phenomenal events with the culinary team. 

Last summer, for the first time, we entered the annual Burger Battle with 18 other area restaurants. We finished third out of 18, and we beat out very popular restaurants that specialize in burgers.

Last year, we did not have school on St. Patrick’s Day. I went online and saw so many school nutrition professionals doing incredible things for the holiday.

Foodservice Director presents its inaugural class of Rising Stars—a group of industry professionals whose energy, ideas and passion stand apart from the crowd, earning the notice of their peers. See who made the list.