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Some of the most innovative and out-of-the-box thinkers in the noncommercial foodservice industry.

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Kevin Ealy

Top accomplishment this year:Being nominated by student employees to receive the department’s Wu Mentor Award for excellence in mentorship.What’s the best career advice you’ve been g...

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Cyril Ortigosa-Liaz

Top accomplishment this year:Participating in an American Culinary Federation culinary competition, which included a four-course mystery basket, and receiving feedback that the dishes were tasty and e...

Top accomplishment this year:Receiving the Rochester Institute of Technology’s President Award for Staff Excellence, along with a few other RIT personnel.What would you say you excel at over mor...

Top accomplishment this year:Increasing the share of food purchases that qualify as local or sustainable by 15%.What’s the best career advice you’ve been given?After the first few months i...

Top accomplishment this year:Moving up to executive chef and operating the first hydroponic farm at a Southeastern university.What would you say you excel at over more seasoned employees?Making trends...

Top accomplishment this year:Collaborating with other school districts to efficiently accomplish common goals, improve program quality and perception, and achieve cost-saving results for our individua...

Top accomplishment this year:Working with our team to revamp all our menus to reflect a focus on fresh and local items, resulting in students selecting almost 1.5 million entree salads for lunch last ...

Top accomplishment this year:Promoted from assistant manager to manager to training manager, and helped to nearly double adult meal participation and increase student participation by 6%.What’s ...

Top accomplishment this year:Successfully implementing the Clean Label Initiative, removing more than 35 possibly harmful ingredients from products and recipes, and reaching more than 10,000 downloads...

Top accomplishment this year:Adapting my grandfather’s recipe for sweet potato pie, which received many compliments, as a holiday dessert across the district.What would you say you excel at over...