Thursday, January 5, 2012

Deadline for 2012 FENI Educator of the Year Award Nominations Is January 9

Two foodservice educators, one representing secondary education and one representing postsecondary, will be named the 2012 FENI Educators of the Year. 

Each award recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and a $250 grant.

FENI welcomes awards sponsor Robot Coupe U.S.A. For more than 30 years,
Robot Coupe U.S.A. has been the foodservice-industry leader in the development and refinement of commercial food processors and vegetable-preparation units.
NEW in 2012: Nominees need NOT be present at the 2012 FENI Educators Summit in Chicago to be eligible. Award recipients will be announced at the Award of Excellence Reception on Saturday, February 11, at the Hotel Allegro. Award recipients who are not present will receive their plaques and checks by mail. Both recipients will receive full media-relations support from Talcott Communications Corp.


1. High-School Educator: Any high-school instructor of a culinary-arts or nutrition program that leads to a diploma or certificate (minimum 1,000 hours of teaching experience).
2. Postsecondary Educator: Any instructor who teaches culinary arts or nutrition in a non-high-school program that leads to a degree or certificate (minimum 1,000 hours of teaching experience).

Note: You may nominate yourself for this award. Previous nominators, applicants and winners are eligible to apply. The deadline for all nominations is January 9, 2012 (postmarked). All who apply will be contacted via e-mail or phone regarding their status prior to the 2012 FENI Summit in Chicago.

For complete information on FENI’s Educator of the Year Award program for 2012 and to download a nomination form, visit
For registration questions, contact Naurice Olivera at or (800) 229-1967, ext. 233.

HERE to view the complete FENI program including Master Classes!

The FENI Summit is brought to you by:

Daniel von Rabenau, FENI Executive Director

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