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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association 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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