The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management (SHFM), the only association focused on Workplace Hospitality and Amenities in the Foodservice Industry, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 President’s Award and the Robert Pacifico Award. A new award, presented for the first time was the 2022 President’s Mentor Award. These prestigious awards were announced at the SHFM President’s Banquet during the 2022 SHFM National Conference. SHFM also presented the previously announced SHFM Directors’ Awards at events throughout the year. Each year, SHFM honors the very best in the industry and recognizes our special honorees that have gone “above and beyond” to serve the association and better the industry.
The 2022 recipients include the following:
Robert Pacifico Award: Jeanine Cosgrove-Albert, At Your Service Staffing
Given to a deserving Supplier Member in recognition of extended, exemplary and dedicated service to the Society, his or her community, and the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industry.
President’s Mentor Award:
Bob Wolkom, Innovative Hospitality Solutions
The SHFM President’s Mentorship Award is a special recognition given to honor an individual for their career-long mentorship of the SHFM President. This award is intended for special occasions and is intended to highlight the importance and value of long-time relationships. The Award recognizes an individual who has consistently served as a mentor, providing personal and professional guidance, and creating a trusted relationship as an experienced advisor.
Jenna Calhoun, Sundae Tucker Consulting and Davin Wickstrom, Vivreau Advanced Water Systems
Chosen by the SHFM President to honor an individual who has been instrumental in the career of the President, assisted the President throughout his or her term or has served the organization as a whole and dedicated his or her time to betterment of SHFM.
Previously announced Directors’ Awards recipients:
Community Service Award: Marti Gorum, Marti Gorum Consultants, LLC
Given to the SHFM Member that has gone above and beyond to help support the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industry, as well as their local community.
Spirit Award: Jenna Calhoun, Sundae Tucker Consulting
Presented to an individual who consistently demonstrates the qualities of loyalty, dedication and enthusiasm for the Society.
Rising Young Professional: Michael Moore, Restaurantware
Recognizes an emerging individual who has been a stand out among our newest members, supporting the initiatives of the Society through his or her active engagement and participation in SHFM committees and activities. Through his or her actions and career trajectory, this recipient is poised to be a future leader in the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industry, as well as the Society.
Leadership Award: Sharon Eliatamby, World Bank Group
Recognizing an individual whose work on behalf of SHFM and the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industry has resulted in the demonstration of outstanding leadership qualities.
Richard Ysmael Distinguished Service Award: Shayne Varnum, Hobart Corporation
Given in memory of Richard Ysmael and reflects how he lived and delivered his philosophy of life in the best and most challenging moments of his career and personal life. Richard was a founding member of the Society, and his dedication, leadership and integrity throughout his career continue to inspire not only the Society’s membership but foodservice professionals in all facets of our industry. This Award recognizes an individual who has been diligent in service to corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality and who has consistently demonstrated the ideals of dedication, integrity, professionalism and leadership to the Society and to which Richard aspired.
Jay B. Silverstein Lifetime Achievement Award: Jerry White, Retiring from Plate magazine
Recognizing a lifetime of contributions and service to the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industry. This prestigious award has been renamed to honor long-time member and past president Jay B. Silverstein, who passed away this year. Jay was one of the most active SHFM members, whose contributions to the Society define a lifetime of achievement.
SHFM recognized the Innovation Showcase exhibitors with the most innovative product or service and presentation featuring new and/or future forward ideas.
The winners for the People’s Choice:
- Most innovative or forward-thinking product or service – PepsiCo, Inc.
- Most sustainable or forward-thinking exhibit – Nutrislice
The winners for the Best of Show Juried Panel:
- Most innovative or forward-thinking product or service – Unisyn, Inc.
- Most sustainable or forward-thinking exhibit – The Foodware Group