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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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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