Aramark Gold Plate Award

 

The CAFP Gold Plate Award Program was first instituted within the Student Montreal CAFP Branch in 1970. The award has now been established on a national basis to recognize and honour members of the Student Branches of the CAFP who, in the opinion of the judges, have shown outstanding qualifications based on the following:

  1. Scholastic Achievement
  2. Association Involvement
  3. Industry Experience
  4. Student Member in good standing
  5. Commitment to the industry
  6. Essay

At aramark, innovations are shaped by insight. That’s what our dedicated, highly motivated team of Service Stars deliver every day. It’s how we create experiences that matter.

The aramark Gold Plate Award

The winner of the aramark Gold Plate Award is eligible for one of aramark’s Accelerate to Leadership (A2L), a one year-long internship program presented to a deserving food industry student in multiple lines of business across the country.

aramark 

aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play.  United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day.  aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

The candidate:

We're looking for the Best Athlete...the new dreamers and doers to join our Accelerate to Leadership Program. This program targets recent college graduates regardless of major and is designed to provide the tools & resources you'll need to successfully learn the business, gain immediate management responsibilities and set yourself up for an accelerated career path to a leadership role in the organization!

The program

The Accelerate to Leadership Program ensures that you are provided early-career P&L ownership and people management experiences, with a combination of training in key elements of our GM Agenda, structured account experiences, and on-the-job learning. You'll spend approximately 15% of your time committed to training and structured program activities, with the rest of your time focused on

  • On the job training
  • Career readiness training & coaching
  • Direct engagement with peers, mentors & managers
  • Professional network & personal brand development
  • Experience working across multiple lines of business or functional areas

Responsibilities: 
As an Accelerate to Leadership Program participant, you will be directly responsible for:

  • Management of the day to day operations of a client account in either food, facilities, sales or a functional area within Aramark
  • Leadership/supervisory responsibility of a team of supervisors and/or hourly associates
  • Oversight of safety and sanitation as well as client/customer satisfaction
  • Adherence and oversight of contract requirements
  • Management functions such as scheduling employees, managing labor/food costs, inventory, ordering, and oversight of various projects
  • Assisting with recruitment of supervisors and associates as well as involvement in disciplinary/coaching conversations

Completion of milestones and experiences as outlined in your program learning plan 

National Award Recipients

  1977-1995

 

  1995-2016

1977
Jennifer Silverthorne (Litton)
Ryerson

1978
Peter Vinci
Humber College

1979
Valence Young
Ryerson

1980
James Coburn
Niagara College

1981
Josée Perault
,I.T.H.Q.

1982
Lori Leis
Niagara College

1983
Patricia Melnick
George Brown College

1984
Denise Parent
,I.T.H.Q.

1985
Barbara Campbell
Ryerson

1986
Phil Lynn
Ryerson

1987
Sean Crowston
George Brown College

1988
Kent Smith
Georgian College

1989
Alfredo Napolitano
LaSalle College

Joyce Harrington
B.C.I.T.

1990
Lisa Piperno
McGill University

1991
April Cotton
George Brown College

1992
Barbara Jenkins
George Brown College

1993
Joanne Feserton
George Brown College

1994
Yvonne Halliday
Niagara College

1995
Thomas Holzschuher
Ryerson

 

1996

Alison Kelly
University of Guelph

1997
Desmond Lomas
Algonquin/Kemptville College

1998
Sara Fraser
Mount St. Vincent University

1999
Robert Jeans
Georgian College

2000
Eugenia Ho
Ryerson

2001
Kevin Royle
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

2002
Giuseppe Fantigrossi
McGill University

2003
Noelle Stedelbauer
Brescia College University

2004
Amanda Holman
Brescia College University

2005
Amy Yin
University of British Columbia

2006
Wing-Yee Fung
McGill University

2007
Caroline Denda
Ryerson University

2010
Jaclyn Nairn Brescia
College University

2011
Vanessa MacLellan
Mount Saint Vincent University

2012
Maria Vlahek
Ryerson University

2013
Emily Meko
University of Guelph

2014
Meghan Todd
Acadia University

2015
Kendall Lee
Saint Francis Xavier University
 
2016

Darrin Mah
University of British Columbia

 

 

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