The 2021 award recipients were selected from nominations submitted by produce companies and foodservice operations. To choose winners, United Fresh coordinated reviews of each nominee and judged them on their menus’ integration of fresh produce, use of food safety protocols, and proper produce storage and handling. Nominees were also judged on their involvement and leadership in produce-related community service and special events as well as recognition by their company and industry peers.
Chef Kyle won his award in the Fine Dining Restaurant category. He stated, “As someone who generally gravitates towards proteins, it is gratifying to be recognized for my creative use of fresh produce as well.”
For more information about the Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, visit www.unitedfresh.org. To learn more about the award program’s sponsor, FreshEdge, visit www.freshedgefoods.com. Or, to celebrate the awarded chefs and foodservice professionals at the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo, visit www.pma.com/events/foodservice.
About 28 North
Located in Melbourne, Florida, 28 North provides its customers with a responsibly sourced, made from scratch, chef-curated menu of elevated pub-style food with a full bar of innovative craft cocktails and a rotating selection of locally and nationally brewed beers. The company’s simple focus is “local latitude and local attitude.” More information about 28 North can be found at https://28northgastropub.com/.