Do You Know Anyone Deserving of a FAME Award?


BAF FAME LogoBasic American Foods Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Awards are the most prestigious acknowledgment of success in the school foodservice industry. Each year, the award is presented to outstanding leaders, recognizing them for achievement, innovation and service. The 32nd annual awards ceremony will be held in January 2021 during SNA’s School Nutrition Industry Conference (SNIC).

Do you know of a school nutrition leader or innovator who deserves to be nominated for a FAME Award? This special award recognizes those who raise the school nutrition bar for others to follow. These are individuals who have triumphed over challenges and provided insightful and innovative solutions to the complex issues that are the hallmark of school nutrition professionals. If this describes you, your supervisor or a colleague, take the time to submit a nomination and recognize them.

Categories are:

Golden Director of the Year Award
A school nutrition professional with more than 12 years of experience as a director who demonstrates outstanding achievement in leadership, spirit/dedication, innovation, career awards, management/systems, humanitarianism/community involvement, and bettering the lives of students.

Leadership Award
A school nutrition professional with fewer than 12 years of experience as a director who demonstrates outstanding leadership, dedication, fiscal achievement, and innovation in menuing and merchandising.

Spirit Award
A person in a management position, such as an assistant director or coordinator, who shows commitment to the people and programs of school nutrition and distinguishes her/himself through innovative programs, marketing, training, customer service, and/or staff motivation.

Rising Star Award
A school nutrition professional with 5 years or less of experience as a director whose contributions make a marked difference in the district’s school nutrition program.

Don’t miss your chance to honor your outstanding school nutrition star! Submit your nomination by October 23, 2020.

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