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October 10, 2017

Gordon Food ServiceGordon Food Service Honored with Salute to Excellence Award

Gordon Food Service will receive the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (WRA EF) Salute to Excellence Supplier Award at the industry’s Celebration of Excellence dinner taking place on October 22nd at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. Gordon Food Service is honored for the company’s dedication to excellence in foodservice and commitment to education in the foodservice industry.

“Gordon Food Service is committed to the communities it serves and has continuously looked for meaningful ways to give back, dedicating time and resources to supporting students who are pursuing their passions for careers in foodservice, whether through scholarships or educational program support,” said Connie Fedor, WRA EF Executive Director.

Gordon Food Service has demonstrated its dedication to the foodservice industry community in numerous impactful ways, including being a strong supporter of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) and the WRA EF. They have supported many WRA and WRA EF events and fundraisers including sponsoring the Wisconsin ProStart® Invitational.

The company also gives back to their community and has been the recipient of a supplier of the year award from A & W, World of Beer and 99 Restaurant Group.

The WRA EF recognizes six individuals and one company for dedication and commitment to education in the restaurant industry as Salute to Excellence honorees. Other 2017 Salute to Excellence honorees include: RC Schroeder, Jr. (Fox Valley Technical College), Glee Brechler (James Madison Memorial High School), Trey Hester (Rocky Rococo Restaurants) Chris Roderique (Piggy’s Restaurant) Brian Frakes (Pfister Hotel- Marcus Hotels and Resorts) and Tom Surwillo (Milwaukee Area Technical College).

Each honoree creates opportunities for people interested in foodservice industry careers. While they have worked in a variety of roles and in different parts of the state, they all share enthusiasm and optimism for the future of the restaurant industry.

The Salute to Excellence awards will be presented at the 2017 Celebration of Excellence on Sunday, October 22 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. More information on the event is available at www.wirestaurant.org.

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The WRA Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1987 and is one of the nation’s largest state restaurant association foundations. The Foundation vision is to advance professionalism through education, scholarships and community involvement to ensure the future success of the foodservice industry.

The ProStart® program, administered by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC and state restaurant associations, is a college-prep, two-year curriculum designed to teach high school students the skills needed for a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Students also have the opportunity to participate in paid internships where industry managers mentor them.

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