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.

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.

Annica Kreider

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

IF Makers Series

Annica’s first experience working in a restaurant kitchen was at a local pizza shop in college. Today, she is the Vice President of Brand Development at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, responsible for marketing and creating a brand voice for the consumer. 

Get to know her.

Rick Kirkpatrick

Sweet Street Desserts

IF Makers Series

As vice president of sales & marketing at Sweet Street Desserts and an active IFMA board member, Rick relies on foodservice industry events and social media to build lasting relationships with foodservice leaders, fellow board members and his customers. Get to know him.

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.

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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May 19

Gold & Silver Plate Celebration

This Annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards event during NRA Week enables manufacturers to honor the nation's top operator talent. Annually, IFMA grants Silver Plate Awards in nine operator categories and honors one winner with the prestigious Gold Plate Award on the night of the celebration. This event affords the perfect opportunity to entertain operator customers. 

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