Students at Montreat have no room to complain about campus food, if regional and global rankings of ARAMARK, the campus’ food service and facilities management, are any indication. ARAMARK was recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute and one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by FORTUNE Magazine, according to a letter to Montreat College President Dan Struble from Mary K. Thornton, the regional vice president of ARAMARK.
The recognition from Ethisphere beat out nominations and applications from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries, according to Thornton. She’s also proud of the FORTUNE recognition. “ARAMARK has placed among the top three in the diversified outsourcing category every year since 1998 and has ranked #1 in seven of the past ten years,” Thornton said in her letter.
While excited about these recognitions, Thornton indicated that they were just two of several. “Additionally, ARAMARK has been ranked among the Global Outsourcing 100, which recognizes companies that provide the best service worldwide; and was recognized as one of America’s largest private companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines,” she wrote in her letter.
Struble is excited for the company and his ARAMARK campus associates, as well. “We are privileged to work with our partners at ARAMARK,” he said in an email to campus staff, faculty and associates. “We knew that already. They have long done a great job in dining services under Sharon [Randall]’s capable leadership… It is great to see our local friends and partners honored internationally.”