Toronto, ON May 12, 2014 The Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals/Association canadienne des professionnels des services alimentaires (CAFP/ACPSA) announced Meghan Todd as the 2014 National Aramark Gold Plate award recipient at its annual conference held in Ottawa, ON in April. Meghan is a recent graduate from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition. Meghan founded Acadia University’s CAFP Student Branch in 2012, serving as its first President in 2012 -13, ans then again in 2013 -14. Under her leadership, she guided a dedicated Executive and successfully built the membership from 29 to 60 students in only one year. Her dedication and passion for food service and talent for team development has brought about one of the strongest and most active CAFP student branches of the 2013 - 2014 year.

Beyond the food and nutrition field, Meghan served as the Acadia Student Union (ASU) Volunteer Coordinator aiding students in creating and sourcing volunteer opportunities, and ran the most successful Shinerama campaign to date during the 2012 Frosh Week. Meghan is passionate about raising funds and awareness toward a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). During the Summer of 2012, she trained for and participated in ‘The Big Swim’, swimming 13 kms from New Brunswick to PEI in honour of her friend, Carter, who lives with CF.
In addition to these and much more, Meghan is also the proud new mother of a healthy baby boy, Kai. Congratulations Meghan for all of your accomplishments and we look forward to your continued participation with the CAFP!
Meghan Todd is pictured above (Right) receiving the National Aramark Gold Plate award from Brian Emmerton, RD CFE, VP Canada; Complete Purchasing Services (a division of Aramark).
The CAFP Gold Plate program, initiated in 1970, is a national initiative in place at all student branches of CAFP to promote the mentoring, developing, and fostering of future executives and leaders of the foodservice, hospitality, and dietetic industry. As sponsor of the program, Aramark supports the top student leaders in each of the student branches.
About Aramark
Aramark is a leader in professional services, providing award winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine and 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 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at
For more information, please contact:
Vanessa Yurchesyn, RD SE
VP of Communications, CAFP
(506) 651-4617


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