Sodexo-operated Mess Hall Wins Top Honors for Second Consecutive Year

June 13, 2008

USMC Hill Award for best full service mess hall earned by San Diego Recruit Depot

Sodexo-operated Mess Hall Wins Top Honors for Second Consecutive Year

GAITHERSBURG, MD — June 13, 2008 — Sodexo-operated Mess Hall 620 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego earned the highest honor for a food service operation in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) – for the second consecutive year, they were named winner of the W.P.T. Hill Memorial Award. The 2008 award for the “Best Full Food Service Contracted Garrison Mess Hall” was conferred at the recent Joint Services Breakfast during the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.

While the W.P.T Hill Memorial Award was established in 1971, this was the inaugural year for the NRA to participate in the judging of the operations--a NRA Board Member served on each of the four teams that recommended the award winners.  The competition is Marine Corps-wide with trophies and certificates of achievement awarded to USMC installations around the globe.

“Receiving this recognition from the Marine Corps in conjunction with the NRA is a high honor for the entire Sodexo team,” said Greg Verone, president of Sodexo’s Government Services division. “We strive everyday around the country to improve the quality of life for the Marines that we proudly serve.” 

Sodexo, Inc. ( is a leading integrated food and facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with $7.3 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo, Inc. serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $9.2 million in grants to fight hunger in America.

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