U.S. Joint Services Excellence in Food Service Awards
Since 1957, the U.S. Joint Services Excellence in Food Service Awards has been recognizing the best dining facilities within the Military.
Dining facilities are evaluated by food service professionals, known as Military Travelers. These travelers grade dining facilities for food quality, food safety, cost effectiveness and procedures.
IFSEA is solely responsible for providing Military Travelers for the Army, Navy and Military Sealift Command, while sharing responsibilities for the Air Force and other organizations.
The Joint Services Excellence in Food Service Awards are presented annually to the Army, Navy and Military Sealift Command at the annual IFSEA Conference & Trade Show. Commanding Officers, Generals, Admirals, Directors of Food Service and 400+ military personnel and food service professionals attend the formal awards dinner and ceremony.
U.S. Army Philip A. Connelly Awards
Established in 1968, the Army Philip A. Connelly Awards are named for the late Philip A. Connelly, a former IFSEA President responsible for obtaining IFSEA’s sponsorship of the awards. Award categories include Battalion and Brigade, Dining Facilities Small and Large, Field Kitchens, National Guard and Army Reserves.
U.S. Navy Edward F. Ney Awards
The Navy Edward F. Ney Awards were established in 1958. The awards are named for the late Captain Edward F. Ney, a Supply Corps. USN, Head of the Subsistence Division during World War II. Award categories include Small, Medium, and Large Ashore and Submarine; Small and Large Afloat and Hospital; and Aircraft Carrier.
U.S. Military Sealift Command Captain David M. Cook Awards
The Military Sealift Command’s food service awards were established in 1992 after Captain David M. Cook. Award categories include Fleet Auxiliary Force Ships, Small and Large Food Service Categories.
U.S. Air Force John L. Hennessy Awards
Established in 1957, the Air Force John L. Hennessy Awards are named for the late John Hennessy, a hotel and restaurant executive who served on advisory boards to improve military food service. Award Categories include Single and Multiple Unit Facilities and the Air Force Reserve.