Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. Read on to learn about their backgrounds and specialties.
Founded in 1990 by pastry chef Rochelle Huppin, Chefwear is the leading brand of culinary apparel and the only woman chef-owned company in the industry. Chefwear revolutionized chef clothing by creating the first comfortable and stylish pair of chef pants in 1985. Chefwear has since become the leading innovator in the industry with the development and success of product lines such as: the Women's Chef Line, which includes a maternity chef jacket, an Eco-Friendly Chef Line and the addition of a Front of the House Line. With over 20 years of success, Chefwear continues to believe in providing stylish, comfortable and durable chef clothing options at affordable prices to its loyal customer base, which includes: students, career chefs and cooks, the at-home chef and celebrities in all kitchens and environments and of all sizes. The Chefwear catalog is often referred to as "the who's who" in the culinary industry as it features real chefs in their real kitchens. Learn more at chefwear.com.
Darling International Inc.
Darling International Inc. is the largest and only publicly traded provider of rendering, used cooking oil, and bakery residual recycling and recovery solutions to the nation's food industry. The company recycles beef, pork and poultry by-product streams into useable ingredients such as tallow, feed grade fats, meat & bone meal, poultry meal and hides. Darling International also recovers and converts cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. These products are primarily sold to agricultural, pet food, leather, oleo - chemical and bio-diesel manufacturers around the world. In addition, the company provides grease trap collection services and sells used cooking oil collection equipment to restaurants. Learn more at darpro.com
Southeastern Mills, Inc.
Southeastern Mills, Inc. is a fourth-generation food company headquartered in Rome, Georgia. They offer a wide range of complete ingredient solutions for food processors, foodservice companies and consumers. Their product lines include coating systems, seasonings, food bases, soup, sauce and gravy mixes and baking mixes. Their unique High Performance Work Place culture drives continuous improvement in all areas of our business and strongly contributes to our focus on leading edge food safety and quality systems. Learn more at semills.com.