The IFMA Educational Foundation is proud to promote the next generation of foodservice leaders and is furthermore committed to giving qualified contributions to culinary, marketing or food science students enrolled in accredited institutions.
If there's one thing I learned from working in the foodservice industry for the past 26 years, it is the importance of building customer relationships. Establishing strong relationships with your customers is only possible if you have a thorough understanding of their business and needs. Staying in tune with the issues your customers are facing will better enable you to be in the position to provide solutions to their problems.
On November 20, President Obama announced executive action to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States temporarily and apply for work authorization. This executive action also includes improvements to employment-based immigration procedures and policies. All of these measures will significantly impact U.S. employers and their employees.
It was a busy month in Washington, between final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules being released and the retirement of the Speaker of the House John Boehner – and there are implications for foodservice.
Every other month, IFMA Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In January, Mike Reinert, Vice President-Supply Management Services at Delaware North Companies spoke to us about his business.