Mads Houlberg

Unilever Food Solutions

IF Makers Series

As president of Unilever Food Solutions, Mads Houlberg considers himself the leader of an entrepreneurial team and company. He is passionate about giving foodservice professionals a chance to build their careers. He believes social media is extremely important to the industry. 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.

Kevin Delahunt

Sargento Foods Inc.

IF Makers Series

Kevin worked his way through college as a bartender in a variety of establishments including restaurants, taverns, night clubs and Summerfest, the world's largest music festival in his home town of Milwaukee. Now Kevin is President of the Food Service Division at Sargento Foods, Inc. He notes that America has the most well developed foodservice marketplace in the world. Get to know him.

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.

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.

Food in America – A Redefinition of Our Industry

Overview

For decades, foodservice has been defined as food prepared away from home. Today, however, the lines are blurring between foodservice and in-home meals. When people entertain at home, for example, they often acquire food from both retail and foodservice sources. Research shows that people enjoy eating at home when they are multitasking or when they want a comfortable atmosphere. On the other hand, consumers are excited and passionate about away-from-home meals. Rather than trying to get people into restaurants, foodservice companies can succeed by bringing food to consumers at home. Keys to success are improved access, delivery, and automation.

Connecting Global Military Foodservice Leaders to Your Products

Most manufacturers recognize that the U.S. Navy's global on-shore food operations present significant business opportunities; however, many suppliers may not approach the market because of the perception it is too difficult to get their foot in the door. Both new and existing suppliers can achieve substantial long-term success with the U.S. Navy when they focus on sustaining strategic partnerships.   

The DNA of a Limited Time Offer: What makes them "stick"?

Restaurant dining guests are “activity rich” and “time poor.”  They lead busy, frenetic, fast-paced, complex lives.  They’re stretched, they’re stressed, they’re tired and they don’t want to put any more effort into making a decision about what they want to eat any more than they have to. Enter the solution...

February 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Alina Kim

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 food science.

IFMA Announces COEX 2017 Innovation Award Recipients

CHICAGO, JANUARY 23, 2017—IFMA has named four chain operators as recipients of the 2017 COEX Innovation Awards. Arby’s, Chick-fil-A, Granite City Food & Brewery and Taco John’s will be honored March 7 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 David's Cookies, Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment, Hotel Food & Beverage Magazine and Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. 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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