Rachel Dargie – District Manager of the Year 2016
At the 2016 EDUcatering Excellence Awards, Operations Manager Rachel Dargie, won the District Manager of the Year award. This is a great achievement and acknowledgment of all the initiatives Rachel has implemented over the last 12 months.
Rachel joined us 16 months ago and since then she has worked with her managers and teams to create vibrant counter displays as well as menus that are attractive and healthy. Her inspiration and enthusiasm must have worked as meal uptake across her schools, in new and existing contracts, has increased by 70%.
Receiving the award, Rachel said, “I am so proud to have won this award for something I love doing each day. Although it is my name on the trophy, this is very much a team award and winning it would not have been possible without the teams’ hard work on the front line each day”.
Managing Director of ABsolutely Catering, Sue Frayn, said “Rachel has been the driving force behind developing our services in many of our senior school contracts and has achieved amazing results. Pupils are wowed each day with fresh and vibrant displays as well as well as getting the ‘taste of the high-street’ with our healthy take on their favourites. As a result, Rachel and her teams have increased both meal uptake and turnover. We are delighted that Rachel’s passion and dedication to education catering has been recognised in this way”.