FE&S' Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala to be held on May 18.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies proudly names Martin Cowley, design and construction for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, recipient of the magazine's 2013 Hall of Fame Award. Cowley will accept the award during FE&S' 2013 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which takes place Saturday, May 18 at the Chicago Four Seasons Hotel. He is the first foodservice operator to receive FE&S' Hall of Fame Award.
Cowley is a 40-year veteran of the industry and has spent the last 24 years managing the design, construction, specifications and standards for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide. His design experience ranges from snacks to five-star, signature dining and includes banquets and special events from both a domestic and international level. Cowley also serves as a panel expert and judge for the NRA Kitchen Innovations™ Awards and NAFEM's Customer Advisory Task Force. He is actively involved in food safety regulations with The California Department of Public Health and Orange County Health Department.
"Martin has built a career based on service – both his customers and the hospitality industry," said FE&S Publisher Maureen Slocum. "Martin's expertise in customer-oriented designs is further amplified by his passion for and commitment to the foodservice industry. As such, his projects set the standard for innovation, customer experience and more. In addition, Martin remains extremely generous with his time, working with various associations and other organizations to help foster general industry growth and improvement."
FE&S is able to present its 2013 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala thanks to the generous support of its three platinum sponsors: Manitowoc Foodservice, True and Unified Brands.
FE&S' Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards gala recognizes the foodservice community's brightest stars by presenting them with some of the industry's most time-honored awards. Held each year on the Saturday of the National Restaurant Association's trade show in Chicago, this event brings together the best of the best to celebrate the ongoing success of the foodservice industry. Other awards to be presented the evening of May 18 include: FE&S' Top Achievers, Facility Design Project of the Year and DSR of the Year.