After a rigorous evaluation process of multiple bases, the 2018 Air Force Hennessy Trophy Award winners were recently announced.
The winners are:
Region 1 (East): Aviano AB, 31st Fighter Wing, USAFE.
Region 2 (West) Sheppard AFB, 82nd Training Wing, AETC.
USAFE Food Service small site award winner: Volkel AB NL, 703rd MUNSS, USAFE AFGSC,
Best missile feeding operation: F.E. Warren AFB WY, 90th Missile Wing, AFGSC.
2018 marks the 62nd anniversary of the Hennessy Trophy competition. The award is presented annually to the Air Force installations with the best food service programs. Winners are selected based on their display and execution of excellence in management effectiveness, Force readiness support, food quality and production, employee and customer relations, training and safety awareness. The Hennessy evaluation teams made up of Military and civilian food service experts shared that all bases evaluated were excellent and competed well. Each did an outstanding job and represented their installation with distinction.
The Hennessy Awards will be presented during the National Restaurant Association event in May, where select participants will attend a three-day training regimen that includes concept development on healthy eating, marketing a business, staffing and designing a new dining facility, and developing a menu. Using the principles of adult learning, students will use their past experiences and spend time in small work groups developing a plan for a new dining concept.