Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads Chef Allyson Lara Recognized by Fairfax County Health Department

By Kathie Miller, GHI Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications

Photo by Kathie Miller

As part of their ongoing efforts to encourage best practices, the Fairfax County Health Department offers Food Safety Awards to recognize achievements in food safety. Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads Chef Allyson Lara recently received recognition for her dedication to best practices. She was among 15 food service professionals featured in the county’s Active Managerial Control Recognition Program.

According to Fairfax County’s website: “Active Managerial Control (AMC) is a preventive food safety management system. Food service managers that use AMC are proactive in reducing the risk factors that are most often responsible for foodborne illness or outbreaks. Individual food service operators who apply AMC in their facilities are recognized by the Health Department through its AMC Recognition Program. To be eligible for recognition at the time of their inspection, an operator must demonstrate food safety knowledge and use proactive food safety practices to reduce foodborne illness risk factors, and the inspection must have no critical violations.”

You can read more about the program and see Chef Allyson featured on the county’s website. Upon receiving congratulations from colleagues, she responded: “I’m honored to serve our residents, and to lead such a dedicated and talented kitchen team.  It is they who deserve all the praise.”

Congratulations, Chef Allyson and your amazing team!