Food Service Director Receives Award for ‘Exceptional Standards’

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Jude V. Martin, food service director at Eastern Mennonite University, has received the "Rookie of the Year" award from Pioneer College Caterers, Inc.

Tim Wolters, Pioneer district supervisor, said the recognition is given during the first year of service with Pioneer to a director who "achieves exceptional standards, elevates client satisfaction levels, provides developmental opportunities for his employees, enhances program standards and maintains financial performance."

"I’ve been very impressed with the accomplishments of Jude Martin over the past 12 months," Wolters said. "He quickly came to understand the complex role of the food service director. He is a man of exceptional character and integrity. He consistently cares for the needs of his staff and is intent on exceeding the expectations of his many customers. Best of all…the guy can make great food!"

Before coming to EMU in January 2005, Martin was executive chef/assistant manager at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. He earned a culinary degree from Johnson & Wales University, Charleston, S.C., and is a native of Williamsburg, Va.

Pioneer College Caterers, based in Culleoka, Tenn., has been serving the EMU campus for nine years.