Entries sought for first Goldies Awards

FoodService Director and the Culinary Institute of America invite all non-commercial foodservice operators to prove they can set the Gold Standard for excellence in their operations, by entering the first Goldies Awards. Through Dec. 15, foodservice operators in schools, colleges, hospitals, senior care, corporate dining and military service can submit examples of how they provide top quality in five key areas.

Categories to consider are: Going Green, Focusing on the Guest, Food Democracy, Health & Wellness, and Financial Wizardry. Judges will be examining entries for the quality of the overall concept, the ability to execute the idea consistently over time, how replicable the idea is in other market segments, and how the concept benefits both the customers and the operation itself.

Winners will be announced at MenuDirections 2011, Feb. 27 to March 1 at the Intercontinental New Orleans, New Orleans, La. Complete details and an entry form are available at www.foodservicedirector.com/goldies. For more information, contact Paul King, editor of FoodService Director, at 646-708-7320, or at pking@cspnet.com.

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