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.

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.

Richard Ferranti

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

"Why not?" is a simple question that has opened up a world of opportunity for Richard Ferranti. From establishing businesses in emerging markets like China, Brazil and India to leading the North American business for Rich Products, he's a foodservice guru with all the right stuff. 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.

Steve Hammel

U.S. Navy Regional Southwest

IF Makers Series

Steve Hammel directs U.S. Navy operations of 40 retail foodservice facilities serving 30,000 meals daily with annual sales of $45 million. More than 900,000 meals are served to active duty military in 11 Navy Five Star galley operations—five having been awarded the Ney Memorial Award for foodservice excellence. Get to know him.

Webinar: Learn about the Updated IFMA Foodservice Landscape

Did you miss the Landscape Webinar? Listen to IFMA, Datassential and The NPD Group provide an overview of the Foodservice Landscape – a complimentary resource featuring unit counts, behavioral patterns and growth projections – providing practitioners with a bird’s-eye view of each industry segment.

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. 

March: Welcome IFMA's New Members

Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. This month Attribytes, CraftMark Bakery, LLC and Genpak joined IFMA. Read on to learn about their background and specialty.

March 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Courtney Klema

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 and Nutrition & Health.

IFMA Announces the 2017 Silver Plate Class

CHICAGO, MARCH 7, 2017—IFMA has announced the recipients of its 2017 Silver Plate Awards. Eight Silver Plate category winners were unveiled by the 2016 Gold Plate Honoree Rafi Taherian, Associate Vice President, Yale Hospitality at Yale University, at the annual IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) in Las Vegas. 

Latest Consumer Trends Report Answers All Five “W” Questions

With the constantly changing foodservice landscape, fully understanding the consumer food journey and its trends has never been more critical to the success of both the manufacturers and operators. The IFMA Consumer Planning Program (CPP) was formed, in partnership with Datassential, to delve deeper into the consumer mindset. IFMA has just released its eagerly anticipated annual consumer study.

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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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