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.
Betty Barton, dietitian
Carol Bowles, healthcare manager, Sysco
Toni Skaggs, manager of her facility’s Gourmet Coffee Shop and ANFP Wyoming chapter president
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
Bradley Hayden, director of support services, Daughters of Charity Ministries
Pamela Brummit, founder and president, Brummit & Associates Inc.
NFEF FoodService Department of the Year Award
Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Becky Rude Excellence in Leadership Award
Becky Rude, former director of the nutrition and foodservice professional training program, University of North Dakota