BRAND SPOTLIGHT: HOODZ FEATURED AS SPONSOR AT MAJOR CULINARY INDUSTRY AWARDS
HOODZ -- BELFOR Franchise Group’s commercial kitchen cleaning, maintenance, code compliance, and fire prevention brand -- had the honor of being featured on the main stage at the James Beard Foundation’s annual James Beard Awards Gala. Those familiar with the culinary industry know the James Beard Awards are considered “the Oscars of the culinary world,” not only because of the black-tie gala, but because receiving a James Beard Award is one of the highest recognitions of excellence in the food industry.
HOODZ was the sponsor and co-presenter of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award, which goes to “an individual or organization working in the realm of food who has given selflessly and worked tirelessly to better the lives of others and society at large.”
2018’s Humanitarian of the Year award went to Chef José Andrés, who was selected because of his extraordinary relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Working in conjunction with his non-profit organization, World Central Kitchen, Andrés traveled to Puerto Rico and served more than 3 million meals in the communities impacted by Maria’s destruction.
Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR Holdings, proudly announced and presented the award to Chef Andrés on behalf of HOODZ. BELFOR Holdings is the parent company of BELFOR Franchise Group and BELFOR Property Restoration, both of which played a role in providing property damage restoration following the devastating 2017 hurricane season.
Congratulations to HOODZ on its sponsorship and José Andrés on his win of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award!