San Jacinto College cafeterias receive food service awards

San Jacinto College South and Central cafeterias recently received awards of excellence for proper food handling and sanitation practices. Pictured left to right: Mark Escobedo, Central campus cafeteria food service manager; Silvia Aguirre, lead cook for A&W and catering at Central; Carolyn Askew, assistant food manager at Central; Mary Johnson, South campus food service manager.

San Jacinto College recently received three Food Standards Consultation Awards of Excellence for the A&W and Pizza Hut franchises at the South and Central cafeterias.

Awarded by the food safety consulting company, EcoSure, the restaurants underwent thorough inspections and were recognized for proper food handling and sanitation practices.

“Receipt of this award demonstrates an exemplary commitment to food safety standards by the management and team members of both franchises combined,” said Mark Escobedo, Central campus food service manager.

Central campus is home to 21 food service employees, 16 of which are students. South campus is home to 14 food service employees; 11 are students. Both of the cafeterias unveiled extensive renovations in the Spring semester to include the two fast-food restaurants, along with new tabletops, booths, lighting and paint.

“This award goes out to my staff who have proven their commitment to food safety,” said Mary Johnson, South campus food service manager. “Through their dedication, extensive training and hard work, we have built an exemplary food program.”