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.

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.

Larry Oberkfell

IFMA

IF Makers Series

A seasoned food industry executive with more than 30 years experience working for Anchor Foods, The Schwan Food Company, Orval Kent, Rich Products and IFMA, Larry is a high-energy slayer of comfort zones-approaching every challenge with an open mind and a smile. Get to know him.

Kristin Bird

Tyson Foods, Inc

IF Makers Series

Kristin leads the field selling organization, customer and segment marketing, culinary and training at Tyson Foods. What's more, she is active throughout the industry, including her role in supporting the development of foodservice category management. Get to know her.

 

Robert A. Corscadden, Jr.

U.S. Specialty Channels, Kellogg Company

IF Makers Series

Bob notes that one of the greatest innovations in foodservice over the past decade is reality food shows, which have turned cooking into drama and competition. People are now learning about foods and ingredients they never knew existed and are challenging operators to provide dishes that mirror what they see on TV.  Get to know him.

2017 Silver Plate Recipient Videos

The annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards enables the industry to honor the nation’s top foodservice operator talent. Take a look at the 2017 Silver Plate winner's videos to learn more about their great achievements in foodservice. 

IFMA & Foodable TV’s NRA Show Media Stage Drove Industry Insights

IFMA’s partnership with Foodable Network—a foodservice based media organization that is focused on editorial video content—was launched at this year’s NRA Show with an on-floor media stage. More than 20 interviews highlighting key industry hot topics were addressed including several that were live-streamed.

COEX Executive Summary—At-Home Foodservice: Back of House to Their Front Door

Dave Baer, Todd Kronebusch, and Prahar Shah discussed
the growth of foodservice at home, the impact of
delivery on consumers, and how manufacturers can help
operators at COEX 2017. Read the executive summary now!

Wolfgang Puck Receives Foodservice Industry's Top Honor

IFMA Presents the 63rd Annual Gold Plate Award to Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group Chef/Owner. 

Foodservice Associations and their Members Rally Around Supply Chain Optimization Best Practices

Chicago, February 22, 2017 – IFMA reported strong industry participation in efforts to develop a first ever best practice for foodservice supply chain optimization (SCO).

“Since the IFMA Industry Board formation was announced in January, more than 30 foodservice chain operators, distributors and brokers have signed on to participate,” said Larry Oberkfell, President and ...

IFMA Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum 2017: Post-Conference Webinar Series

Exclusive for 2017 attendees: Take a deep-dive into some of the program’s hottest topics. 

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Oct 12

Strategic Issues Series: Back To School

Back To School: A deep dive into the current K-12 segment and how the manufacturers are sure to get the passing grade. 

The Strategic Issues Series is a complimentary IFMA Manufacturer Members-only forum that focuses on issues that are top of mind for foodservice manufacturers. There is no additional cost to attend, as this event is included in the Member’s annual dues. From GPOs to The Distributor of the Future, the series brings to light critical challenges and how manufacturers can take advantage of them to create growth opportunities.

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