Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services recognizes associates, dining services teams in 2013 National Recognition Program

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Each year Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services announces its national winners that have participated in a company-wide recognition program named "Be-A-Star". Award categories range from Account of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Associate of the Year. Chartwells' parent company, Compass Group North America, also announces winners in diversity and inclusion and community outreach award categories.

Chartwells is segmented into regions across the U.S. where regional Accounts and Chefs of the Year are chosen that compete for the overall national title to be recognized as champions in the industry. Each region also recognizes Associates of the Year in culinary, hourly, and management positions. The highest performing region and district manager award categories are also part of the national recognition program. Additional honors with rewards are given throughout the year based on exceeding various program achievements relating to the promotion and implementation of marketing initiatives concerning guest service, health and wellness initiatives, culinary innovations, sustainability, and financial related performance just to name a few.

Chartwells' President and CEO, Steve Sweeney, said, "Our business would not be successful without our associates and dining services teams going above and beyond the call of duty each and every day to satisfy our guests dining on campus. Chartwells is proud to provide teams and individuals with opportunities to be recognized for their achievements and hard work. I am delighted to share our winners and recognize teams at the following client accounts."

Accounts of the Year:

  • Carroll University
  • Salem State University
  • The University of Utah
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • University of North Florida (Chartwells' National Account of the Year)
  • Washington College

Chartwells' teams also have the opportunity to participate and be recognized by parent company, Compass Group North America, for additional national awards in diversity and community outreach.

Sector and National President's Five Jewel Award Winner in Diversity:

  • Washington College
  • Compass in the Community Bronze Category Award Winners:
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Washington College

A complete list of individual winners can be viewed in Chartwells' October 2013 digital newsletter, Chartwells Magazine, found at or in the news section at

About Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services

Chartwells is the recognized leader in foodservice management, hospitality and award winning YouFirst guest service within college and university dining environments throughout academic institutions across the United States. We take tremendous pride in our high standards and dedicated service culture while providing nutritious cuisine that satisfies the unique appetites, lifestyles and dietary needs for every guest dining on campus.Chartwells is committed to practices that honor ethical values, embrace diversity and inclusion, support the environment and value communities through demonstrated leadership, professionalism and new innovations. Chartwells provides opportunities for personal growth and development while offering rewarding and promising careers in support of the clients, students and campus communities served. For more information, visit Chartwells' websites at,, and