Robert "Sully" Sullivan, the whimsical co-owner of the Salt Palace Convention Center's exclusive caterer, Utah Food Services, was recently honored with a "Lifetime Achievement" award by the Beehive Chef's Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. In addition, Utah Food Services was awarded with the "Best of State" in Catering 2008 and "Best Company to Work For" in 2008 by Utah Business Magazine.

"Sully and his staff's attention to detail and constant striving for excellence benefits our convention clients and the hospitality community here in Salt Lake," said Scott Beck, president & CEO of the SLCVB. "As for Sully himself, his contagious and fun-loving attitude truly adds to Salt Lake's meeting and convention appeal, so much so that he is often part of our bid presentation during site visits. He and Utah Food Services are real assets to our product mix."

Sullivan attributes the company's success to the dedication of his greatest asset, the employees. Together, the creative team strives to serve artfully presented cuisine made from the freshest ingredients with swift, efficient and most importantly pleasant and courteous service.

The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit corporation responsible for the promotion of Salt Lake as a convention and travel destination. Salt Lake is a unique fusion of metropolitan city and quaint mountain town; the towering Wasatch Mountains that embrace Salt Lake offer a dramatic backdrop to the vibrancy and activities of downtown. Having completed a $58 million expansion in 2006, the Salt Palace Convention Center now boasts 679,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space, ideal for groups of all sizes and needs. For more information on all that Salt Lake has to offer, visit