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As a charter sponsor of the annual Charlie Awards, US Foods has once again stepped up to supply the food for the celebration at the upcoming February awards show as well as the kickoff event last month at Foodservice News’ offices. The event was attended by industry supporters, restaurateurs and VIPs. The ACF Minneapolis Chapter contributed by preparing all the food for the kickoff, no easy logistical feat, since FSN doesn’t have a kitchen and prepping had to be off site. Everything was delicious, even with that hurdle to overcome. 

 


Greg DeMarco, representing the Toby Tournament committee, and 2017 recipients: Bethany Hennen of Apple Valley, Alexandra Ploeger of Milaca and Kendra Cummins of Owatonna (not pictured: Ellen Plumb of Eagan)

The Toby J Landgraf Endowed Scholarship awards were presented at the Stout University Foundation’s Scholarship Ceremony September 14. Scholarships are given to Minnesota students in the hotel, restaurant and tourism management programs. UW-Stout is the original outlet for the educational funds raised by the Toby Landgraf Foundation. Other organizations receiving Toby scholarship funds are the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation and the ACF Minneapolis Chapter. Two new outlets being developed for Toby funds are the Club Managers Association of America-Midwest Chapter and Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association.

 

Marketing Manager Joe Busonic serving Great Northern’s updated Whole Grain Cinnamon Rolls.

 

Great Northern Baking Company in Minneapolis held an open house recently to present its newly updated recipes to maintain its compliance with the latest school food regulations, one of their strongest lines. They also introduced some new flavors including French Toast.  

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