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Hall of Fame

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Dr. Leong

2017 Hall of Fame Award

A Hall of Fame recipient is awarded annually during Hospitality Days. This year the award was presented to Dr. Jerrold Leong.

Dr. Leong has worked in the foodservice industry for more than 60 years, beginning at Kim’s Restaurant in Burlingame, California in 1956. He has held the National Restaurant Association’s National Certification, Foodservice Management Professional, FMP since 1994. Dr. Leong has taught basic food skills and preparation and sanitation management education to more than 5,000 students during his career in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration for more than 31 years. He has written and co-authored over 20 publications on foodservice including Crisis management Preparedness to Protect Food Product in a Foodservice Operation, the Effects of Experimental Conditions on Consumer Perceptions of Ground Beef, and the Impacts of Culinary Education on Healthful Food Preparation. He has received the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award and the John A. Drysdale Award for Achievement. Dr. Leong has served as the advisor to Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society since 1999, but he is most respected by the students in the school for his “roll up the sleeves, get the dishes done” attitude at over 65 Distinguished Scholarship Benefit Series dinners. At each Chef Event, you will find Dr. Leong quietly washing dishes, pots, and pans, setting the example that there is no work too hard for anyone to help with.