Applications Due Jan. 31, 2012; $5,000 Grant for Best-Executed
Foodservice Sustainability Program of the Year
The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability (HCFS), a nonprofit,
industry-wide forum supporting the foodservice industry’s drive for sustainable
equipment and design, is currently accepting applications for its annual $5,000
The grant is going to be awarded to the individual or organization
judged to have the best-executed foodservice or grocery sustainability project
of the year. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 31, 2012, and
the recipient is expected to be announced at the 2012 National Restaurant
Association show in Chicago.
The winning project must showcase clear planning,
precise implementation and a strong return on investment.
Applicants can enter by submitting a case study of 10 or fewer pages explaining
how their program addresses one of more of the following foodservice
How the operation reduced energy/water use
How the operation reduced creation of wastewater or solid waste
How the operation implemented Farm-to-Fork programs or other combined programs
Applications must include a financial analysis of
the sustainability program, including the cost of implementation, continuing
costs and the return on investment with a summary of the cumulative cost
saving. Descriptions of specific foodservice equipment used to achieve
sustainability goals, including ENERGY STAR® qualified equipment,
are also encouraged.
All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 31, 2012, for the
HCFS Fellows to judge. The grant recipient who is awarded the $5,000 grant must
use the proceeds to invest in additional sustainability efforts. The individual
and/or company honored will be invited to join the HCFS Fellows and to assist with
Georgia Tech Dining Services (Sodexo) was the 2012 HCFS grant recipient in recognition of its comprehensive,cost-neutral approach to foodservice sustainability.
According to Nell Fry, sustainability coordinator
for Georgia Tech (Sodexo), the HCFS grant provided the opportunity to create a front-line
employee training program that is being used as a benchmark by many peer
institutions. “Our momentum since accepting this award has been extraordinary.
We have the talented people at HCFS to thank for providing organizations like
ours support and resources.”
more about the grant and to download the official application, visit the Hobart
Center for Foodservice Sustainability.
About Hobart Center for
Established by Hobart, the HCFS is
a forum for foodservice directors, and their builders, designers and
contractors to share case studies of their new ideas and accomplishments in
foodservice sustainability. Five Fellows who are experts in sustainability and
seek to foster new thinking and approaches to sustainability solutions lead the
HCFS. They are Michael Berning, director of sustainable design and principal,
Heapy Engineering LLP; Rick Cartwright, vice president, ITW Food Equipment
Group; John Turenne, founder and president of Sustainable Food Systems; and Richard
Young, senior engineer/director of education, Food Service Technology Center.
Also serving as Fellows representing Georgia Tech Dining Services/Sodexo are
Dori Martin, district marketing manager, and Nell Fry, sustainability
here to learn more about the HCFS grant.
Hobart is the world leader in commercial food equipment and service for
the foodservice and grocery industries. An ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence
award winner in 2010 and 2011 and ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year since 2008,
Hobart manufactures products for warewashing and waste handling; food
preparation; Baxter bakery; cooking; weighing, wrapping and labeling systems;
and Traulsen refrigeration. Hobart equipment is supported by a national network
of factory-trained service representatives in hundreds of locations across the
United States. To learn more about Hobart, visit www.hobartcorp.com or connect on Facebook
or on Twitter @hobartcorp.