“This is the greatest possible tribute to my father,” said Mark Bailin, who followed in his father’s footsteps, also working in the foodservice industry. “To him there was nothing more important than the continual pursuit of knowledge and wisdom.”
Bailin, who passed away in 2008, was a Frozen Food Hall of Fame inductee, whose career spanned six decades. Most recently, he ran Samuel I. Bailin, Inc. where he acted as a foodservice consultant to manufacturers, distributors and brokers across North America. Previously, he founded Redi Froz, Inc. and also rose to the role of vice-president at Scot Lad Foods.
The scholarship will be considered bi-annually and will be awarded to undergraduate students studying at the School of Hospitality Leadership, who are in need of financial assistance and have good academic standing. Students considering a career in foodservice management and/or supply-chain operations or a similar field, could also be in the running.
The Chicago-based research and consulting company Technomic has already offered its support to the cause, donating $25,000 to the fund in Bailin’s memory. Other donors or corporations that wish to show their support financially can find more information on the DePaul University website.