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. 

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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.

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.

Ben Shanley

Coca-Cola North America

IF Makers Series

If there's one word to describe Ben Shanley it's "optimistic." He has spent 34 years with Coca-Cola reinforcing the brand's mission to refresh the world and inspire moments of optimism. Ben also views the future of foodservice with an optimistic lens, recognizing the industry's importance for U.S. employment and career growth. 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.

Strategic Issues Series Webinar: Meal Kits

IFMA, in partnership with Kinetic12 and Datassential, provided its members a look at a topic buzzing within the foodservice industry - Meal Kits. Based on the ‘Meal Kits: What Do They Mean for Foodservice?’ whitepaper, this complimentary webinar tackles the relatively short journey this new platform has taken, the drivers and challenges it faces and a perspective on what’s next. 

 

Back to School: Deep Dive into the Current K-12 Segment

IFMA continued its 2017 Strategic Issues Series (SIS) with a program titled “Back to School.” The session, held in October in Chicago, focused on the challenges facing K-12 foodservice operators and opportunities for manufacturers to ease operator pains.

 

Download the White Paper: Meeting the Demands in Today's Supply Chain

IFMA began its 2016 Strategic Issues Series (SIS) with its session titled “Meeting the Demands in Today’s Supply Chain.” The session, held in April in Chicago, focused on how third-party supply chain options are becoming more prevalent in today’s foodservice landscape. Maryanne Rose, founder and CEO of SpenDifference, presented “Outsourcing the Supply Chain in the Foodservice Industry,” setting the foundation with key insights outlining the rise of third-party supply chain options. Additionally, Sherri Hager, VP of Client Solutions at SpenDifference, modera

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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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