National Association of College Auxiliary Services Presents College Foodservice Excellence Award

ARAMARK’s Brent Beringer Honored at Association’s National Conference

Philadelphia, PA November 4, 2011 – ARAMARK is proud to announce that Brent Beringer, Resident District Manager at the University of Virginia, received the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) College Foodservice Excellence Award. Presented at the association’s recent national meeting in Orlando, Florida, the award recognizes the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of a foodservice provider who has gone above and beyond to greatly improve the dining experience on their campuses or in the industry in general.

“We are proud to honor Brent’s outstanding service and recognize him for his dedication and commitment to continuously improving his campus community,” said Heather Brown, Director, National Association of College Auxiliary Services and member of the Award Committee. “Brent has been instrumental in campus sustainability efforts and food donation programs but it is his leadership skills and ability to inspire others which truly set him apart.”

The College Foodservice Excellence Award was sponsored by On-Campus Hospitality and the nominees were evaluated by the On-Campus Hospitality Editorial Board and the NACAS Awards Committee.  The award recipient was selected after careful consideration of each person’s impact on the campus and its community.

“Brent is recognized by the leadership of the University as a manager and leader who deeply cares about the level of customer service provided to students, faculty, staff and visitors. He has been an extremely active member of the University community working with student groups on various projects including sustainability initiatives and establishing a local chapter of Campus Kitchen to provide food to the needy,” said Richard Kovatch, Associate Vice President for Business Operations, University of Virginia.

 “I can honestly say that I have never encountered a foodservice professional who has done more to unite the University with the community,” said Ida Lee Wootten, Director of Community Relations, University of Virginia.

Beringer joined ARAMARK in 1998 and has led the University of Virginia’s Dining Services since 2001. 

About National Association of College Auxiliary Services
NACAS (National Association of College Auxiliary Services) is the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education, with a membership of nearly 800 instutions and over 200 business partners spanning colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada, to the United Kingdom and beyond. We are dedicated solely to serving the full-spectrum of higher education professionals in auxiliary services and providing a guiding presence in the industry. With more than 40 years of service as an association, we are the experts in the field of higher education auxiliary services and provide “The Connections That Count.” For more information please visit 

About ARAMARK Higher Education
About ARAMARK Higher Education ARAMARK Higher Education is dedicated to excellence in dining, facility, conference center, and stadium and arena services. ARAMARK enhances the living and learning experience and environment for more than 600 colleges and universities throughout North America. For more information and a list of our services, visit 

ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food servicesfacilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutionsuniversities and school districtsstadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, as the industry leader in FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," and as one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 255,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at

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