What makes a foodservice leader

Posted by IFMA August 09, 2013

Tagged in Distinguished Foodservice Awards Foodservice Leaders Gold & Silver Plate

Get an inside look at John C. Metz, Jr., CEO, executive chef and co-founder of Sterling Hospitality, including his perspective on the most important strength of a great leader. It's easy to see why he not only received a 2013 IFMA Silver Plate Award but the most prestigious award of them all, the 2013 IFMA Gold Plate. 

Learn more about the Gold & Silver Plate Awards.

 

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