Gold Awards Dinner will Recognize Distributors and Manufacturers that have Shown Exemplary Leadership and Service

As part of its mission to recognize the achievements of members who advance the foodservice equipment and supplies industry through exemplary leadership and service, FEDA is excited to again present the Gold Awards during the 2021 FEDA Annual Conference.

The awards presentation will be part of the Gold Awards Dinner at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Grand Hyatt Nashville. The dinner is open to all conference participants and will be broadcast live to virtual conference attendees.

Awards will be given in the following five categories:

Model Workplace Awards. One award presented to a distributor or dealer member and one award to a manufacturer member that has created a dynamic and unique workplace culture that attracts and retains talent and develops future industry leaders.

Extraordinary Service Awards. One award presented to a distributor or dealer member and one award to a manufacturer member whose customer-service program provides an extraordinary experience for operators, suppliers or dealers, and service reps and has contributed to the company’s success.

Champion for Young Leaders Awards. One award presented to a distributor or dealer member and one award to a manufacturer member whose model leadership and achievements have promoted the attraction and retention of talented young professionals.

Ascending Young Industry Leaders Awards. Presented to two young distribution professionals and two young manufacturing professionals, age 21-33, who have demonstrated growth in leadership ability in innovation; project management; professional or employee development; or community impact.

Accomplished Young Industry Leaders Awards. Presented to two young distribution professionals and two young manufacturing professionals, age 34-46, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and accomplishments in innovative company initiatives; research; product, services or systems development; employee development; or other unique accomplishments that have contributed to the company’s success.

In addition to the Gold Awards, FEDA will honor 25- year members and outgoing members of the FEDA Board of Directors during the dinner.