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Rick Post to Receive the FE&S Hall of Fame Award

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies will present longtime foodservice operator Rick Post of Compass Group with the magazine’s 2024 Hall of Fame Award.

Post serves as chief relationship officer for Compass Group, a contract foodservice provider. He previously served as chief operating officer for Compass Group North America. His industry involvement includes spending more than 20 years as an officer for the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management.

“Rick Post’s dedication to this industry is evident through his decades long support of SHFM. He’s mentored not only the many people who work with him at Compass, but also other foodservice operators, members of the supply chain and more,” said Maureen Slocum, publisher of FE&S. “Through his selfless approach, Rick has not only raised the level of professionalism for Compass and its clients but also for the entire foodservice industry. His impact will be felt for years and years to come.”

Post will accept his award during the FE&S 2024 Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala, which will take place Saturday, May 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

“Rick Post epitomizes all that’s right with the foodservice industry. He’s honest, family-oriented and very generous with his time,” said Joseph M. Carbonara, FE&S editorial director. “Despite all of his success, Rick remains humble, grounded and connected. His career embraces the very spirit of the FE&S Hall of Fame Award and the excellence it strives to recognize.”

FE&S is able to present its 2024 Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala thanks to the support of its platinum sponsors: Ali Group. Alto-Shaam, Middleby and Welbilt as well as the numerous thoughtful gold sponsors.

The FE&S Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala recognizes the foodservice community’s brightest stars by presenting them with some of the industry’s most time-honored awards, including the FE&S Dealer of the Year Award, Top Achievers, Facility Design Project of the Year and DSR of the Year.

Anyone interested in learning more about the FE&S 2024 Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala should contact Maureen Slocum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..