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.

Robert A. Corscadden, Jr.

U.S. Specialty Channels, Kellogg Company

IF Makers Series

Bob notes that one of the greatest innovations in foodservice over the past decade is reality food shows, which have turned cooking into drama and competition. People are now learning about foods and ingredients they never knew existed and are challenging operators to provide dishes that mirror what they see on TV.  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.

Jay Crown

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

Jay asserts that in 2020, Foodservice will be moving faster than ever. Be it around adoption of trends, flavors and ingredients. The key difference will be how operators learn about them and the speed in which they are adopted. Get to know him.

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.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend IFMA's Presidents Conference

At the IFMA Presidents Conference, November 5-7 in Phoenix, AZ, the robust content and dynamic presentations will cater to all types of foodservice professionals. Here are the Top 5 reasons for you to attend:

IFMA Announces Recipients of the 11th Annual Distributor Awards

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announces the recipients of the 11th annual Distributor Awards, which acknowledges distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. US Foods, Ben E. Keith Foods and Bill Day will each be honored at the Distributor Awards ceremony during IFMA's 55th annual Presidents Conference, co-hosted by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) in Phoenix, AZ, November 5-7.

October 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Madison Skornicka

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

Legislative Impacts: How to Stay Ahead, a COEX Executive Summary

Alfredo Ortiz, Louis Basile, Joe Essa and Dawn Sweeney
discussed the legislative landscape, how it is affecting
the restaurant industry, and steps operators can take to
advocate for their interests at COEX 2017. Read the executive summary now!

2017/2018 Foodservice Landscape Now Available

Join IFMA, Datassential and The NPD Group as we learn more about the key takeaways from the new 2017/2018 Foodservice Landscape. 

COEX Innovation Awards: Honor Chain Operators

Participating in an IFMA Awards program is one of the best ways for members to maximize participation in many of IFMA’s largest events. Specifically, nominating an operator for a COEX Innovation Award, brings significant opportunities to build customer relations, gain national exposure and serve as an important advocate for the foodservice industry.

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Oct 12

Strategic Issues Series: Back To School

Back To School: A deep dive into the current K-12 segment and how the manufacturers are sure to get the passing grade. 

The Strategic Issues Series is a complimentary IFMA Manufacturer Members-only forum that focuses on issues that are top of mind for foodservice manufacturers. There is no additional cost to attend, as this event is included in the Member’s annual dues. From GPOs to The Distributor of the Future, the series brings to light critical challenges and how manufacturers can take advantage of them to create growth opportunities.

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