Congratulations to Linda Recke who was nominated by Venues Today Magazine for one of three Women of Influence awards. Lina Recke was nominated for her newsworthy achievement and outstanding leadership. Venues Today subscribers must cast their votes at venuestoday.com before Wednesday, May 27. Venues Today will showcase the winners in their July issue.
Linda Recke, Regional Vice President, Ovations Food Services
From selling hot dogs in concession stands to overseeing the food services at America’s First Zoo in Philadelphia, Recke has experience in all areas of food and beverage. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Recke most recently played a key role in the design, build and operation of the new PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. But Recke’s true passion lies in giving back to her employees, and to the communities in which she operates venues. She is a past Ovations Food Services’ Top Team Builder, and the N.J. Civilian Meritorious Service medal (the highest medal a civilian can receive) winner. She captured the medal after organizing a welcome home parade and USO concert for 2,800 men and women returning from Iraq, all at no cost. She currently works with City Team Ministries at PPL Park to donate leftover food and prepare Holiday Dinners for those in need.