The United Fresh Research & Education Foundation has announced the winners of the 2009 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards, which honor chefs and companies for innovative and influential use of fresh produce in the culinary arts. The awards, sponsored by Pro*Act, will be presented at the United Fresh 2009 Convention, April 21 to 24 in Las Vegas. The winners in each of five business categories are:

Business in Industry & Colleges:
Glenn Pruden, CEC, executive chef/assistant director of university dining at University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
Bettie Clarke, director of residential dining, University of Richmond

Casual & Family Dining:
William Fuller, corporate chef, Big Burrito Restaurant Group, Pittsburgh
Tom Baron, president of Big Burrito Restaurant Group, Pittsburgh

Fine Dining:
George Mavrothalassitis, chef/owner of Chef Mavro, Honolulu
Donna Jung, publicist of Chef Mavro, Honolulu

Quick Service:
Chick-fil-A Inc., Atlanta

Hotels & Healthcare:
Miles McMath, CEC, senior executive chef, Morrison Specialist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Kevin Dorr, corporate chef, Morrison Management Specialists, Nashville