Recognizing Talent Through Foodservice

IFMA established award programs to recognize outstanding operators, manufacturers, distributors and associate partners. Join us in celebrating greatness through these exclusive industry awards!

Gold & Silver Plate Awards

IFMA's Gold & Silver Plate Awards pay tribute to the most outstanding and innovative talents in up to nine segments of foodservice operations. The winner of the Gold Plate award is announced at the annual Gold & Silver Plate Celebration during NRA Show Week.


Past Recipients

Distributor Awards

The Distributor Awards, presented at Presidents Conference, acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. The awards demonstrate IFMA's appreciation for distributors' integral role in the foodservice channel.


Past Recipients Nominate

COEX Innovation Awards

COEX Innovation Awards recognize regional and national chain companies that are shaping the industry through innovation in culinary, operations, marketing and service. The winners are honored at IFMA's Chain Operators Exchange (COEX).


Past Recipients

Sparkplug, Presidents, Key Person Awards

Sparkplug, Presidents and Key Person Awards are presented at Presidents Conference. The recipients represent the most passionate and active professionals throughout the industry and IFMA's membership.


Past Recipients


Upcoming Events

Feb 25

Foodservice Fundamentals 2016

A 1-day foodservice training that enables employees with limited foodservice experience to gain the essential knowledge needed to hit the ground running.

Feb 25

Monthly #IFMAchat on Twitter

TWEETCHAT Event - Everyone is encouraged to join and offer insights on this session about Young Consumers: How to Leverage their Influence on Other Generations.  Special guest, Eve Turow Paul, author of A Taste of Generation Yum and presenter at COEX 2016