The Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Award program is making its call for nominations for the 24th annual ceremony honoring excellence among school nutrition professionals. The event is scheduled for Jan. 13, 2013, at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio during the School Nutrition Association’s Child Nutrition Industry Conference.
Nominations will be taken online or via a downloadable form at www.fameawards.net until September 26. Those who “like” the FAME Awards page on www.facebook.com will receive news and event updates throughout the year.
“This year’s program will be more prestigious than ever,” says Mary Begalle, senior director of national accounts at Schwan’s Foodservice, Inc. and 1993 FAME Silver Leadership Award winner. “We’ve evolved the criteria for three of the awards to honor more dedicated individuals in the child nutrition industry.”Improved nomination requirements are...
Golden Star Director of School Nutrition Award: individuals with more than 12 years of director-level experience qualify.
Silver Leadership Award: individuals with 12 or fewer years of director-level experience will be eligible.
Silver Rising Star Award: qualified individuals have five or fewer years of director-level experience in the industry.
Eligible nominees include members of the SNA that are in good standing with the industry. Six categories will be awarded including one Gold Award for School Foodservice Director of the Year and five Silver Awards: Leadership, Spirit, Rising Star, Special Achievement and Friend of Child Nutrition. The selection committee is made up of 2012 FAME Award winners and industry media partners.
For 23 years the FAME Awards have been honoring school nutrition professionals who raise industry standards by tackling challenges within their school districts and communities. The program is sponsored by Basic American Foods, Schwan’s Food Service, Inc., and Tyson Foods, Inc.