Annica Kreider

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

IF Makers Series

Annica’s first experience working in a restaurant kitchen was at a local pizza shop in college. Today, she is the Vice President of Brand Development at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, responsible for marketing and creating a brand voice for the consumer. 

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Eric S. Hetrick

Global P&G Professional

IF Makers Series

Eric Hetrick has lived in eight locations in four different countries during his 28 years of working with P&G. Now Eric is responsible for leading P&G Professional's business around the globe. A favorite part of his job is bringing innovation to the foodservice industry and helping customers create an outstanding experience for their patrons. Get to know him.

Mike Villano

Basic American Foods

IF Makers Series

Mike Villano is no stranger to hard work. After getting his start in foodservice managing seafood restaurants in Manhattan, he learned quickly what types of challenges operators face on a daily basis. This foundational knowledge and his "no shortcuts" approach helps him ensure Basic American Foods' customers thrive in the restaurant business. Get to know him.

Joe Bybel

Ventura Foods

IF Makers Series

Maintaining a strong work ethic and keeping an eye on the details are two key traits needed for success in foodservice, according to Joe Bybel of Ventura Foods. In addition, Joe believes providing simpler and more natural products will continue to be a top priority needed to meet complex consumer demands. Get to know him.

Rick Kirkpatrick

Sweet Street Desserts

IF Makers Series

As vice president of sales & marketing at Sweet Street Desserts and an active IFMA board member, Rick relies on foodservice industry events and social media to build lasting relationships with foodservice leaders, fellow board members and his customers. Get to know him.

2017 Silver Plate Series: Chain Limited Full Service

What drives the nation’s top foodservice operators? We asked the 2017 Silver Plate Class a few questions to get the inside scoop. Find out what they had to say about career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators. G.J. Hart, Executive Chairman & CEO of California Pizza Kitchen, received the 2017 Silver Plate Award in the Chain Full Service category. Nominated by Wayne Farms. 

Internship Best Practices

IFMA Education Foundation Internship – Process Review: 

Interns want to be treated as employees and prefer to receive both short term and long term assignments. Long term assignments are a good way to ensure that the intern always has something to keep them busy and productive, especially when the supervisor is not available.

2017 Silver Plate Series: Chain Limited Service

What drives the nation’s top foodservice operators? We asked the 2017 Silver Plate Class a few questions to get the inside scoop. Find out what they had to say about career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators. Chris Newcomb, Co-founder, President & CEO of Newk’s Eatery, received the 2017 Silver Plate Award in the Chain Limited Service category. Nominated by Wenner Bakery. 

Becoming the Employer of Choice: Attracting & Retaining Millennial Restaurant Employees

In conjunction with the 2017 IFMA Chain Operators EXchange, IFMA partnered with Chris Malone and Fidelum Partners to conduct exclusive research on employee retention in foodservice.

2017 Silver Plate Series: Elementary & Secondary Schools

What drives the nation’s top foodservice operators? We asked the 2017 Silver Plate Class a few questions to get the inside scoop. Find out what they had to say about career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators. Betti Wiggins, Executive Director, Office of School Nutrition at Detroit Public Schools, received the 2017 Silver Plate Award in the Elementary & Secondary Schools category. Nominated by Schwan’s Food Service. 

Join Forces with Operation Live Well at the 2017 Navy Foodservice Ashore Solutions Conference

The Department of Defense (DoD) wants to improve the health and wellness of the entire defense community, and by doing so has developed Operation Live Well, a strategic approach to create more ready, resilient and healthier armed forces and military communities. 

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Jun 12

Navy Foodservice Ashore Solutions Conference

This conference is for all on-shore military personnel, affiliates and foodservice professionals including 100+ military, Department of Defense (DOD) and 50 food manufacturers. The event makes up an eclectic group of industry personnel. 

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