ANFP celebrates 2019 award recipients

This year marked the presentation of the inaugural Becky Rude Excellence in Leadership Award.
Photograph courtesy of ANFP

Members of The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) gathered in St. Louis last month for ANFP’s Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) conference, where attendees honored several groups and individuals who dedicate their time and expertise to ANFP and the foodservice industry.

A highlight from the award ceremony this year was the presentation of the inaugural Becky Rude Excellence in Leadership Award. Awarded this year to Becky Rude herself, the award honors a nutrition service professional who demonstrates “the dedication and excellence of an inspiring leader,” according to the ANFP.  Rude was most recently director of the nutrition and foodservice professional training program at University of North Dakota.

A complete list of winners can be found below. 

Ambassador Award 
Betty Barton, dietitian

Partnership Award 
Carol Bowles, healthcare manager, Sysco 

Horizon Award
Toni Skaggs, manager of her facility’s Gourmet Coffee Shop and ANFP Wyoming chapter president

Innovation Award 
John Brooks and Aaron Savickis, food and nutrition department, Eskenazi Health Hospital

Dining Distinction Award 
Teressa (Terri) Perez, long-term care

Member Distinguished Service Award 
Lavone Cook, director of food and nutrition services, Augusta University Medical Center

Corporate Distinguished Service Award
Gordon Food Service 

CDM Spotlight
Bradley Hayden, director of support services, Daughters of Charity Ministries

Legacy Award
Pamela Brummit, founder and president,  Brummit & Associates Inc.

NFEF FoodService Department of the Year Award 
Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Diamond Award

Becky Rude Excellence in Leadership Award 
Becky Rude, former director of the nutrition and foodservice professional training program, University of North Dakota

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