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Bronze Award: Awarded to the teams who have demonstrated outstanding team service to our customers over the last year.

Institution: University of Georgia Food Services Host Orientation Team

Team Leader: Chef Darnell Tate

Director of Food Services: Jeanne Fry

Executive Director of Food Services: J. Michael Floyd

Customer Service Award

In addition to service awards, merit awards were presented in four categories. Finalists for the Customer Service Award were Mike Chalker, Parking Services; Carolyn Dial, Departmental Financial Systems; (Burgess); Glenda Owens, Contracts and Grants (winner); and Paul Oesterle, Food Services.

Food Management Magazine Announces 2009 Best Concept Award Winners April, 2009

From spectacular restaurant and station concepts to novel special events and specialized menus, FM's annual awards program highlights the most innovative operations in onsite foodservice.

FM's BEST CONCEPTS AWARDS competition recognizes and celebrates innovative thinking and practice in noncommercial foodservice.

Customer Service Award

Awarded to a Finance and Administration employee who is an example to others by providing continual outstanding service to our customers—coworkers, supervisors, students, faculty, staff or the public. This employee goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet customers’ needs


University of Georgia Food Services was recognized by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue with a Governor’s Commendation for Customer Service on January 29, 2008 at the State Capital in Atlanta, Georgia. This commendation recognizes meritorious actions that enhance the public image of customer service or improve the way customer service is provided in Georgia. University of Georgia Food Services received this recognition from Governor Perdue for the establishment of 24 hour dining for students.

The Outstanding Customer Service Leadership Award recognizes a leader in a department, division, program or institution who, through his or her leadership in customer service, has made a significant, positive impact on customer service to the citizens and customers of the University System of Georgia over the last year.

Honorable Mention

Mike Floyd

Director of University of Georgia Food Services

University of Georgia

Food Services was recognized by Chick-fil-A in 2006 with its Operational Excellence Award for outstanding customer service. This award was presented to the Bulldog Café's licensed Chick-fil-A operation for achieving the highest customer service ranking among college and university campus locations in 2005. University of Georgia Food Services has been a licensed Chick-fil-A operator since 2002.

Food Management Magazine April, 2005

2005 Best Concepts Award Winners

Top-quality food. Cutting-edge design. Innovative marketing programs.

The idea behind FM's annual Best Concepts awards competition is to recognize readers whose operations demonstrate both leading edge thinking and bottom-line results.Our editors pored over scores of entries to select the winning concepts and organizations that follow.


Best Special Event

Let the Argentines R​oll!

Floyd & Food Services win Community Champion Award

J. Michael Floyd, department head of Food Services, received the 2003 Community Champion Award for his involvement with the Full Plate Food Recovery program. Food Services donates leftover food to homeless feeding sites in the northeast Georgia area. The award was presented to Floyd at the Georgia Community Action Association's 2003 Human Rights Day Conference in Atlanta.