28 North’s Executive Chef, Chef Kyle, will be celebrated as one of nine of the country’s most innovated chefs and foodservice professionals by the United Fresh Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award Program, sponsored by FreshEdge, during the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo taking place July 21-22 in Monterey, California.

United Fresh’s Produce Excellence in Foodservice Award Program was created to showcase chefs and their companies for their creativity in the workplace, highlighting fresh produce in their menus and experimenting with new flavors to give customers an innovative dining experience.

The 2021 award recipients were selected from nominations submitted by produce companies and foodservice operations. To choose winners, United Fresh coordinated reviews of each nominee and judged them on their menus’ integration of fresh produce, use of food safety protocols, and proper produce storage and handling. Nominees were also judged on their involvement and leadership in produce-related community service and special events as well as recognition by their company and industry peers.

Chef Kyle won his award in the Fine Dining Restaurant category. He stated, “As someone who generally gravitates towards proteins, it is gratifying to be recognized for my creative use of fresh produce as well.”

For more information about the Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program, visit www.unitedfresh.org. To learn more about the award program’s sponsor, FreshEdge, visit www.freshedgefoods.com. Or, to celebrate the awarded chefs and foodservice professionals at the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo, visit www.pma.com/events/foodservice.