Get to Know the 2018 Silver Plate Class

Find out what they have to say about their passion for foodservice, career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators.



Independent Restaurants/Multi-Concept: Craig Huse, Huse Culinary

Nominated by Ecolab 

Chain Full Service: Gene Lee, Darden Restaurants

- Nominated by Ecolab

Chain Limited Service: Paul Brown, Inspire Brands

- Nominated by Ecolab

Health Care: Jim McGrody, UNC Rex Healthcare

- Nominated by Basic American Foods

Elementary & Secondary Schools: Ken Yant, Gwinnett County Public Schools

- Nominated by SunOpta

Colleges & Universities: C. Dennis Pierce, University of Connecticut

- Nominated by Basic American Foods & Sysco 

Business & Industry/Foodservice Management: Michiel Bakker, Google 

- Nominated by Ecolab

Retail & Specialty: Voni Woods, Giant Eagle

- Nominated by Nestlé Professional

Hotels & Lodging: Susan Terry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts 

- Nominated by Nestlé Professional


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