VIDEO: John Metz Takes Home the Gold

Posted by IFMA May 23, 2013

Tagged in Distinguished Foodservice Awards Foodservice Leaders Gold & Silver Plate Operators

John Metz received the 2013 Gold Plate Award, the pinnacle of the foodservice profession. In case you missed his heartwarming acceptance speech, you can watch it here. 

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