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.

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.

John Flood

Wayne Farms

IF Makers Series

John was introduced to the world of foodservice during college when he received an internship from the IFMA Educational Foundation. He understands firsthand how supporting future leaders will better the industry and says, "When you find your passion, you will be successful." Get to know him.

Jay Crown

Rich Products Corporation

IF Makers Series

Jay asserts that in 2020, Foodservice will be moving faster than ever. Be it around adoption of trends, flavors and ingredients. The key difference will be how operators learn about them and the speed in which they are adopted. Get to know him.

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.

Jeff Jablow from Cheeburger Cheeburger Gets Grilled by IFMA’s SMB Group

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In April, Jeff Jablow, Director of Training and Menu Development, answered some hard (and some not so hard) questions about his business.

Boyd Jordon Speaks to Small/Midsized Businesses about Category Management, Consolidation & Customers

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In January, Boyd Jordon, president of Reinhart Foodservice and industry veteran, shared his views on the changing foodservice landscape and how SMBs can better work with Reinhart in 2014 and beyond. 

WEBINAR: Driving Sales through Social Media

Gini Dietrich, founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, recently met with the Small/Midsized Business community and discussed how to use social media to drive sales. Watch the webinar to learn five steps that can help you get started.

How to manage your bottom line in turbulent commodity markets

IFMA's Small/MidSized Business (SMB) Committee hosts a monthly 1-hour for the SMB community of IFMA members. In this recorded call, learn from Stewart-Peterson how a consistent, disciplined application of market tools can help your organization manage market risk, increase price predictability and lower costs.

Welcome to the Small/Midsized Business Community!

Thank you for being part of the Small/Midsized Business (SMB) Community! Read on for tips on how to take advantage of this resource page.

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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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