In the Fall of 2022, we launched a Custom Product Design Contest, encouraging our manufacturer’s reps to team up with end-users, consultants or dealer partners. They submitted ideas for aluminum foodservice equipment innovations specific to solving needs within their foodservice operations. The winning design has been manufactured and will be revealed at The NAFEM Show Feb 1-3, 2023 in Orlando, FL in our New Age Industrial Booth (#1600). We are also hosting a Live Awards Presentation at our Booth (#1600), where the winners will be recognized and awarded for their outstanding product design. Congratulations to Claudia Harry, Manufacturer’s Representative with The Hansen Group, and Alyssia Wright, Executive Director of School Nutrition, Fulton County Schools.
Alyssia L. Davis Wright has worked in child nutrition for 25 years. As the Executive Director of School Nutrition for Fulton County Schools (FCS) she oversees 97 kitchens and 750 school nutrition employees serving 76,000 meals daily managing a $46 million dollar budget. FCS is located in the Metro Atlanta Area of Georgia. Wright’s drive towards serving students wholesome meals filters out to her team as they work together offering the best service and dining experience to every customer. Wright shares best practice strategies through conference presentations, radio and podcast interviews, television news segments, print and digital media.
Wright currently serves as the Chair of the Program Planning and Development for the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and has participated on SNA’s L.E.A.D. Grant Advisory Group and Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Task Force. Wright is an active member of the Georgia School Nutrition Association’s Executive Board currently serving as President. As a leader in the K-12 industry, Wright served as a representative on the Governor’s K-12 Restart Working Group and currently the Georgia Department of Education’s School Nutrition Program Director’s Advisory Council. Wright also represents FCS on the Action for Healthy Kids’ Urban School Wellness Coalition and is a member of the FCS ATLAS Steering Committee and Emergency Task Force. Wright is also proud member of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) K-12 Foodservice Council serving as 2nd Vice Chair and recent recipient of their Sliver Plate Award as the 2022 Foodservice Operator of the Year for Elementary and Secondary Schools.