The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management recognized 20 up and coming foodservice professionals with its 2020-21 Rising Stars Award.
In addition, the SHFM Foundation presented Michigan State University with its 2020 Hospitality and Foodservice Original Research Award.
In recognition of their outstanding work, SHFM named the following individuals Rising Stars for 2020-21:
- Jenna Calhoun, Nestle USA
- Meghan Daro, Middleby/Follett
- Michael DiNuzzo, New York University
- Justin Drew
- Leah Gayowski, Compass Group - Eurest
- Josh Kohn, Cushman & Wakefield
- Harper Lee, Tyson Foods
- Edward Lo, Volante Software Inc.
- Kelly Meadows, Lavazza Professional
- Michael Moore, Restaurantware
- Anthony Muzia, BSE Marketing
- Danielle Pedersen, Vivreau
- Ricky Postiligone, Compass Group - Eurest
- Erica Randgaard, Aramark
- Zee Shami, ZeeTheCook Culinary Studio
- Michael Shapiro, Restaurant Associates
- Corey Silverstein, Flik Hospitality Group
- Rachel Telschow, Sodexo
- Brisbane Vaillancourt, Lifeworks/Aramark
- Adam Vanore, Innovative Hospitality Solutions
Rising Stars must be employed at their member company for at least one year and be 39 years age or younger.
The SHFM Foundation established the Foodservice Original Research Award to fund the investigation of key operation and management issues in the hospitality and corporate foodservice industry. The Michigan State University’s proposal was selected from a field of U.S. schools. The research team, consisting of Michigan State faculty and students will investigate Comprehensive Understanding of Delight and its Impact on the Sustainable Hospitality Business.
The research team will attend the 2021 SHFM National Conference to present the results of their research prior to the publication of their findings and conclusions.