From healthcare foodservice to B&I/contract management, school nutrition to campus dining and correctional foodservice, the onsite segments have traditionally presented some of the biggest challenges in the industry. Each year, IFMA recognizes the best-of-class providers in these and other segments and honors them in May at its gala Silver Plate Awards banquet. This month, in our special editorial section, you'll meet:
Tony Almeida , the longtime nutrition services director at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a pioneer in hospital room service patient dining and a retail operator's operator.
Maj. Robert James Beach , the director of food services at the Orleans Parrish Sheriff's Office, where he worked to built a solid, nationally-recognized program, watched as it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and then returned to completely rebuild it once again.
Tim Dietzler , head of dining services at Villanova University, where he has made his department a national role model in meal plan design, retail branding and service to the institution.
Joanne Kinsey , director of school nutrition for the Chesapeake (VA) Public Schools, an out-of-the-box innovator who maximizes her role as an advocate for child nutrition in her district and community.
and Laura Lozano , facilities manager for global dining at Dell, Inc., whose career reflects adaptability and expertise in areas ranging from menu and operations to systems and multi-site management…
2010 Silver Plate Awards
• Tim Dietzler: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the College/University Segment
• Laura Lozano: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the B&I Segment 
• Joanne Kinsey: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the K-12 Segment
 • Tony Almeida: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the Healthcare Segment
 • Robert James Beach: 2010 Silver Plate Winner from the Corrections Segment