Kathleen Schartner

Farmer Brothers Coffee

IF Makers Series

When asked how she keeps up with industry news and events, Kathleen noted, "dining out" in her response. It's precisely that simple, insightful, tuned-in mindset that makes Kathleen stand out in foodservice. Get to know her.

William McClellan

Dawn Food Products, Inc.

IF Makers Series

William McClellan learned early on how hard foodservice professionals work during college, when a snowstorm rendered he himself as the only employee able to show up for work at an in-store cafe. That work ethic transcended throughout his career, as has his passion for the foodservice industry, which William brings to Dawn Foodservice every day. Get to know him.

John Flood

Wayne Farms

IF Makers Series

John was introduced to the world of foodservice during college when he received an internship from the IFMA Educational Foundation. He understands firsthand how supporting future leaders will better the industry and says, "When you find your passion, you will be successful." Get to know him.

Dawn Aubrey

University of Illinois

IF Makers Series

Dawn advises those new to the industry to understand it is more than a job, it is a calling that has a significant impact on others. She says personalized service and excellent food made with ethically sourced and sustainably made ingredients are what students like most about U of I Dining. Get to know her.

Elisa Giusti

Wholesome Harvest Baking

IF Makers Series

Elisa Giusti has a passion that echoes throughout her work. No challenge is too large. Simply tell her something can't be done, and she'll make it her mission to overcome. Pay attention to what she has to say, we'll be seeing much more from the likes of her. Get to know her.

Stop By IFMA's 2017 NRA Show Media Stage Booth #8816

IFMA has partnered with Foodable Network, a foodservice based media organization that is focused on integrated editorial video—delivering content, education and insights directly to chefs, independent operators and emerging chains.

During the NRA Show, eight interviews will be live-streamed from the show floor over the next four days thru this link: www.foodabletv.com/ifma

Wolfgang Puck Receives Foodservice Industry's Top Honor

IFMA Presents the 63rd Annual Gold Plate Award to Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group Chef/Owner. 

2017 Silver Plate Series: Independent Restaurants/Multi-Concept

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. Wolfgang Puck, Chef/Owner of Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, received the 2017 Silver Plate Award in the Independent Restaurants/Multi-Conceptcategory. Nominated by Nestlé Professional. 

Communicate Your Product & Brand Message Directly to Operators

Reaching operators direct with your company’s product and brand messaging today has become challenging. There are multiple barriers preventing this crucial communication. Print and digital ads are still part of the mix but they don’t deliver that important emotional connection to your brand.

May 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Andrea Colestock

The IFMA Education Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice scholarship to further her studies in dietetics.

2017 Silver Plate Series: Business & Industry/Foodservice Management

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. Jeff Metz, President & CEO of Metz Culinary Management, received the 2017 Silver Plate Award in the Business & Industry/Foodservice Management category. Nominated by Basic American Foods. 

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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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