The United Fresh Produce Association, Washington, D.C., announced the six winners of its United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards program. The chefs will be awarded during the 2011 United Fresh convention in New Orleans May 2-5.
Monterey, Calif.-based Pro*Act LLC sponsors the program, which honors chefs for their innovative uses of produce in the culinary arts and is now in its fourth year, according to a news release.
One winner was chosen in six categories out of more than 100 nominations submitted by produce companies and foodservice operations across the nation.
The winners are:
Business in industry and colleges: Martin Breslin, director of culinary operations at Harvard University Dining Services, Cambridge, Mass.;
Casual and family dining: Regis Holden, senior director of culinary services at Eatân Park restaurants, Homestead, Pa.;
Fine dining restaurants: Clifford Pleau, senior director of culinary services at Seasons 52, Costa Mesa, Calif.;
Hotels and health care: Jacques Wilson, executive chef at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif.;
Quick-service restaurants: Dan Barash, executive chef at Moeâs Southwest Grill, Doraville, Ga.; and
K-12 school foodservice: Jenilee McComb, director of childhood nutrition programs at Provo School District, Provo, Utah.