IFMA hosted the annual "Foodservice Ashore Solutions", an enterprise-wide training opportunity for MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) foodservice professionals, on June 9-12 at Navy Base Point Loma in San Diego, California. Foodservice demonstrations and samplings were featured, along with guest speakers from IFMA, Disney, the Kruse Company and Datassential.
Congress has been adjourned this month for the annual August recess. Most members, and many staff, have been away from Washington. Seemingly little negotiation has occurred on big-ticket items which members must address once they return. Perhaps the most looming item is appropriations, which must be addressed before September 30 to prevent a government shutdown. September is expected to be a busy month on Capitol Hill – in addition to appropriations, Congress must vote on the Iran nuclear agreement, transportation funding, and child nutrition reauthorization.
After successfully launching and training 200+ foodservice industry participants on category management, IFMA and The Partnering Group (TPG) identified that some manufacturers needed further support on how to move forward with using the Full Plate™ industry best practice. These manufacturers needed a more "hands on" approach to adopting category management with specific, actionable outcomes. To support the needs of these manufacturers, IFMA and TPG created the Full Plate™ Capability Building Starter Kit in the Fall of 2014.
Kate Vitasek shared the Vested® model, of deep collaboration, developed at the University of Tennessee during Presidents Conference 2013. Vested is a mindset of focusing on what's in it for "we" instead of what's in it for me; is a methodology and rules; and is a movement where companies play a different game by adopting new habits and business models.
Presidents Conference is around the corner, which means the Fifth Annual IFMA Educational Foundation Silent Auction is also coming up. Find out how you can support the future leaders of foodservice.