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Aramark Celebrates and Honors Extraordinary Associates around the Globe

Company Names 2017 Ring of Stars Class

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 28, 2017-- Two hundred of Aramark’s outstanding team members from around the world have been named to the company’s Ring of Stars, and will be recognized during an exclusive celebration in October.

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Aramark’s annual Ring of Stars celebration is one of the ways the company recognizes its outstanding ...

Aramark’s annual Ring of Stars celebration is one of the ways the company recognizes its outstanding team members, known as Service Stars. Pictured here is a winner from last year, Larry Smith (right) from Richmond, VA, with Aramark Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eric Foss. This year’s celebration takes place from October 2-4 in Phoenix. (Photo: Business Wire)

The 2017 Ring of Stars class is comprised of frontline employees who proudly serve the company’s customers and consumers as chefs, cashiers, hawkers, servers, route drivers, custodians and many others. They work diligently wherever people learn, work, play and recover - including schools and universities, hospitals, sports venues, on delivery routes and in businesses of all kinds.

“These dedicated, talented, and incredibly hard-working Service Stars are the very foundation of Aramark,” said Eric J. Foss, Aramark’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re a people business and every day, these colleagues bring to life our mission to Enrich and Nourish Lives, always demonstrating their commitment to our clients, consumers, communities and to Aramark. I am extraordinarily proud of each of them and humbled by their example.”

This year’s class was selected from more than 1,000 nominations from 20 countries around the world where Aramark operates. The Ring of Stars winners receive an all-expenses paid trip for them and a guest to attend a special program honoring them in Phoenix, AZ. Their contributions and attributes will be acknowledged and celebrated by Eric Foss and the Aramark executive leadership team, with each honoree receiving a special gold ring to commemorate their achievement. Ring of Stars winners will also enjoy entertainment and activities throughout the four-day event that is designed especially for them.

In addition, their stories and photos will be showcased permanently in Aramark’s Hall of Stars at its global headquarters in Philadelphia.

Winners were nominated by co-workers, managers and business leaders and are selected for demonstrating excellence in living Aramark’s core values, delivering greatness at the moment of truth, innovating the everyday and demonstrating a high degree of involvement in the communities they serve. The program was inaugurated in 2015.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Source: Aramark

Chris Collom, 215-238-3593