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. 

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May 19

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. 

VIDEO: John Metz Takes Home the Gold

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.

John Metz Receives Foodservice Industry’s Top Honor

John C. Metz, Jr. took home the Gold Plate award at the 59th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Celebration, May 20 in Chicago.

Wally Doolin to Moderate Panel at Presidents Conference, Top Operators to Offer Reactions to Conference Insights

Occasions that drive consumer choice, retaining quality employees and capital investment are areas of focus to the benefit of the foodservice industry. These insights, and others, are the subject of a recent article penned by TDn2K Chairman and Founder Wally Doolin. He will be addressing similar issues as moderator of the Closing Keynote Panel at Presidents Conference, which features executives from top operator brands and their reactions to insights conveyed during the conference. 

VIDEO: 2013 Gold & Silver Plate Celebration

The 59th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Celebration drew hundreds of leaders and legends of the foodservice industry to Chicago on May 20, 2013. Watch the video recap for highlights from this special event. 

IFMA Announces the 2017 Silver Plate Class

CHICAGO, MARCH 7, 2017—IFMA has announced the recipients of its 2017 Silver Plate Awards. Eight Silver Plate category winners were unveiled by the 2016 Gold Plate Honoree Rafi Taherian, Associate Vice President, Yale Hospitality at Yale University, at the annual IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) in Las Vegas. 

John Koncki from CKE Restaurants Gets May's SMB Call Fired Up

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In May, John Koncki, Director of R&D at CKE Restaurants, joined the SMB community call, discussing how small and midsized businesses can work with the restaurant chain.

John Koncki from CKE Restaurants to Join May's SMB Call

Every month, IFMA's Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. John Koncki, Director of R&D at CKE Restaurants, will be joining the SMB community call and discussing how small and midsized businesses can work with the restaurant chain.

Collaboration Techniques for Menu Changes, Product Improvements and Reacting to Today’s Demanding Guests

No activity is more mission critical for restaurant operators than menu development. Poor attempts at menu development won't always mean the demise of a concept, and successful menus won't ensure business success, but the quality of menu development definitely affects a restaurant's success. 

FOCUS Brands CEO Drives Success through Consumer Experiences Aligned with Operator Brands

One of the foodservice industry's most dynamic executive leaders today is Steve DeSutter, who joined FOCUS Brands, Inc. as their president and CEO in March. Mr. DeSutter will be delivering the opening keynote address at Presidents Conference this November, which is the place where foodservice leaders come to address critical issues affecting our industry. His presentation will address how consumer experiences with operator brands are a key area of focus that leads to success. 

Operators on Driving Supply Chain Efficiency

The foodservice supply chain matured over the past decade, with increased use of technology, more data, and improved collaboration. We asked operators to weigh in on how this has effected them.