Michael Cannon

Surlean Foods

IF Makers Series

Managing the growth and development of the sales, marketing and R&D teams at Surlean Foods is quite the task, but somehow Michael finds time to help shape many of IFMA's programs. His motto, "Don't let 'perfect' get in the way of 'better'" helps him stay on task and continuously seek improvement. 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.

Erin Buntin

Schreiber Foods

IF Makers Series

In Erin Buntin's current role at Schreiber Foods, she is charged with being "customer obsessed", which means she leads the company's field sales team to build strategies and business plans that focus on exceeding customers expectations and of course, selling more cases profitably. When her friends ask her what she does, she simply replies "I am changing the world one slice of cheese at a time." 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.

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.

March 2018 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Rachel Larson

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 and Tourism Management.

Executive Summary Series: Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum 2017

View the full Executive Summary Series from the 2017 IFMA Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum.

Join Forces with Operation Live Well at the 2018 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. 

How Foodservice Technology is Changing the Game for Restaurants

The restaurant industry has evolved and technology is the prime driver of that change. Restaurant success is so much more than just serving good food. Learn how restaurants are using technology to improve the customer experience and make better business decisions. 

2018 COEX Innovation Award Recipients

IFMA named four chain operators as recipients of the 2018 COEX Innovation Awards. Chick-fil-A, Culver’s, Shake Shack and Wendy’s will be honored March 20 at the IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) conference in Las Vegas.

January: Welcome IFMA's New Members

Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. This month Anchor Food Professionals, Emmi Roth, Johnsonville Foodservice and Prop & Peller joined IFMA. Read on to learn about their background and specialty.

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Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)

The IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers. With dozens of high-profile operators on the planning committee, the program truly is created "by operators, for operators."

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