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Who's News in Catering for December 23, 2023


ARA announces industry contributor award recipients 

The American Rental Association (ARA) has announced its industry contributor award recipients.This year's recipients, which will be presented at The ARA Show™ 2024 in New Orleans, are: 

  • Industry Ambassador Award: Byron Alleman 
  • Exemplary Service Award: Scott Pevey  
  • Industry Impact Award: Scott Woodruff  
  • Rising Star Award: Stefani Donabedian 

Additionally, ARA handed out a total of 10 Leadership Impact Awards, which recognizes individuals in each of the ARA regions whose leadership benefited their state and/or local association and its members over the past year. 

Products on the Market

General Mills Foodservice introduces Pillsbury™ Thaw & Serve Brownie Sheets, a convenient, low-labor solution to help operations turn out decadent desserts with fudgy, scratch-like quality. Available in full or half-sheet options, the no-bake brownies can be served as a standalone treat or customized for a variety of other desserts. Pillsbury Thaw & Serve Brownie Sheets help foodservice operations meet growing consumer demand for indulgent desserts yet require minimal labor. Fifty-three percent of consumers enjoyed dessert the past day and 60 percent of operators reported that desserts help drive profits1, which is why they are such an important and treasured part of daily menus. To help operations make the most of brownies across their menus, General Mills Foodservice has created several resources including recipes, merchandising and display ideas and more on its website. For more information on the Pillsbury Thaw & Serve Brownie Sheets and other Pillsbury baked goods, foodservice professionals can contact their General Mills Foodservice sales representative, call 1-800-243-5687 or visit 



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