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

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

Apr 24

SMB April Monthly Meeting

The Small/Midsized Business (SMB) Committee holds monthly calls to work on and offer up opportunities for the SMB community.

May 06

Category Management Training May 2014

Foodservice Category Management, powered by The Partnering Group's Full Plate™, is a one day, instructor-led group training which allows participants to learn the process and interact with others.  Once the training is completed, attendees will have the opportunity to apply for certification.  

May 07

Strategic Issues Series May 2014

The Strategic Issues Series is a complimentary IFMA Manufacturer Members-only forum that focuses on issues that are top of mind for foodservice manufacturers. The series brings to light critical issues and how to take advantage of the challenges.