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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

February 2018 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Mackenzie Holm

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 Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend IFMA’s Foodservice Fundamentals

Find out why your foodservice newcomers should attend IFMA’s one-day industry crash course.

 

Foodservice Leaders Share Call-to-Action for Complete and Accurate Data

Seventeen leading foodservice organizations have co-signed an industry call-to-action letter to focus on complete and accurate product data to help meet the demand for information transparency in today’s digital world. This effort is aimed at improving data sharing between trading partners as well as with consumers, and was coordinated by the Foodservice GS1 US Standards Initiative.

Meet Me at NRA Show: Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs

Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs, has been attending the annual NRA Show in Chicago for more than a decade. What is it about NRA Show that makes such a busy man so keen to go? For starters, he says, the Show is a great place to network with peers and make new connections.

Executive Summary Series: Reaching the Next Generation of Operators

During the 2017 Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum, Paul Barron from Foodable Labs took a deep-dive into the digital landscape as it relates to the restaurant industry.

 

Education Foundation Raises $227,660 for Students in 2017

Committed to giving support to qualified culinary, marketing or food science students, the IFMA Education Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. See how much the Foundation raised in 2017 for foodservice students to help support their success in foodservice.

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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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