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CHAMPS Congratulates Member on Receiving Premier Foodservice Illuminating Excellence Award

June 04, 2019

CHAMPS Group Purchasing is pleased to recognize Matthew Fikaris, director of dining services at Laurel Lake, a CHAMPS GPO member, for being recognized with a Premier Foodservice 2019 Illuminating Excellence Award.

The Illuminating Excellence Award is given out each year to 10 foodservice directors nominated from across the nation and judged by a panel. The award recognizes the recipient’s:

  • Accomplishments and improvements in operations at their specific facility.
  • Accomplishments and associated results within the organization that may not relate to departmental operations, but support the values and mission of the organization.
  • Activities within the Premier organization.
  • Professional activities outside the Premier organization.
  • Achievements and community activities within the last year.

“On behalf on CHAMPS Group Purchasing I would like to congratulate you,” said Myra Knouff, national account manager, long term care, CHAMPS GPO, in a video congratulating Fikaris. “Your efforts in the foodservice program at Laurel Lake Retirement Community definitely reflect your dedication, hard work and innovative ideas.”

“Laurel Lake is lucky to have an employee who has such drive for results, along with creativity in developing solutions to complex problems,” said Premier, Inc., Foodservice Director of Clinical Nutrition and Wellness Program Development Debby Kasper, RDN, LDN, SNS, in her email to Fikaris notifying him of the award. “Your devotion to your profession, along with commitment to the community, helped you win the award.“

Fikaris will be acknowledged with his Illuminating Excellence Award at the Premier Culinary Creation Dinner on Wednesday, June 19, during their 2019 Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition.

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