The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management (SHFM) Foundation hosted the inaugural SHFM Foundation Gala, on Monday, November 14, 2022, at Inside Park in New York City. The event featured Chef John Doherty of Blackbarn Restaurant and the former executive chef of the Waldorf Astoria. With John’s help, this year’s gala supported the SHFM Foundation and his Heavenly Harvest Foundation whose mission is to bring dignity health and hope to those in need. The attendees were delighted with John’s World Leader menu, where they enjoyed dishes and stories from some of the special dinners Chef John has served global dignitaries and U.S. presidents in his time at the Waldorf.
The SHFM Foundation’s formerly named “Friend of the Foundation Award” was re-named in honor of industry icon Dick Cattani: “Dick Cattani Fellowship Award.” Jeanine Cosgrove-Albert, SHFM Foundation Chair said, “Dick was not only a giant in the industry but also a man of tremendous kindness and integrity. Additionally, he was a long-time supporter of the SHFM Foundation and the first-ever recipient of the “Friend of the Foundation Award.” The SHFM Foundation “Dick Cattani Fellowship Award” honors an SHFM member who has made significant contributions to the success of the Foundation and the industry. This year’s recipient, announced at this year’s gala, is Tim Mehlberg with The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University.
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