Food Management Magazine Announces Its 2009 Best Concept Award Winners

From spectacular restaurant and station concepts to novel special events and specialized menus, FM's annual awards program highlights the most innovative operations in onsite foodservice.

FM's BEST CONCEPTS AWARDS competition recognizes and celebrates innovative thinking and practice in noncommercial foodservice.

Each year, our editors evaluate entries for scores of nominees before settling on the winners. The entries themselves are judged on a variety of factors ranging from their creativity to their impact on a given program and their effectiveness in achieving targeted results.

At the end of the day, the Best Concept Awards are about IDEAS — great ideas, innovative ideas, think-outside-the-box ideas — that allow onsite operators to manage foodservices more successfully and more efficiently and to better meet customer expectations.

The goal of the Best Concepts Awards program is to recognize these innovations and the organizations and teams responsible for them…

BEST OF SHOW [2]

Brigham Young University Dining

BEST SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE [3]

Bon Appetit Management Co.

BEST UNIT/STATION CONCEPT [4]

University of Miami (Ohio)

BEST CONVENIENCE RETAILING CONCEPT [5]

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

BEST RENOVATION [6]

Vanderbilt University

BEST SPECIAL EVENT [7]

University of Georgia

BEST WELLNESS INITIATIVE [8]

Humana, Inc.

BEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY CONCEPT [9]

Morrison Management Services

WORTH MENTIONING

Kansas State University [10] and University of Texas-Austin [11]