Silver Plate Series: Chain Full Service/Multi-Concept

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We asked the Silver Plate Class of 2013 a few questions to get an inside look at what makes them the operator all-stars they are today. Find out what they had to say about passion for foodservice, career accomplishments and what it means to be part of a legendary group of operators.

Harald Herrmann, President, Yard House Restaurants

Herrmann received the 2013 Silver Plate Award in the Chain Full Service/Multi-Concept category. He was nominated by The Yard House.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

What I have enjoyed most about my job is the opportunity to paint freely on a canvas called Yard House and to participate in the growth and development of those that I had the good fortune to work alongside over the years.

Tell us about your greatest accomplishment.

My greatest accomplishment has been co-founding Round It Up America, because it's a program that galvanizes our industry with a unified purpose in effecting long lasting and positive change in our communities.

What advice do you have for someone new to the foodservice industry?

Roll up your sleeves and approach every day with optimism, integrity and servant leadership.

What does being an IFMA Silver Plate recipient mean to you?

This meaningful honor validates the hard work and realized success of our entire organization, and I am proud to be a recognized member of such an outstanding group of individuals

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