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SHFM Presents 2021 Awards

The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management (SHFM) recognized the contributions of its members and vendor partners with a series of awards, including the 2021 President’s Award and the Robert Pacifico Award. SHFM also introduced new awards around the exhibits at its national conference.

Frank LaRusso, Lavazza Group, and Davin Wickstrom, Vivreau Advanced Water Systems, received the Robert Pacifico Award, which recognizes associate members for their “extended, exemplary and dedicated service to the Society, his or her community, and the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industry.”

The following 16 individuals received the SHFM President’s Award:

New for 2021, SHFM recognized the Innovation Showcase exhibitors at its national conference with the most innovative product or service and presentation featuring new and/or future-forward ideas. A juried panel selected the Best of Show and conference attendees voted for People’s Choice award winners in each of the below categories:

The winners for the People’s Choice:

  • Most innovative or forward-thinking product or service – Evanesce
  • Most innovative or forward-thinking exhibit – Nutrislice

The winners for the Best of Show juried panel:

  • Most innovative or forward-thinking product or service - Mashgin
  • Most innovative or forward-thinking exhibit – Deep River Snacks

And, in September 2020, SHFM recognized the accomplishments of six foodservice professionals with the organization’s annual Directors Awards.