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.


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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

Mar 19

Foodservice Fundamentals - 2015

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

May 18

Gold & Silver Plate Celebration

This elegant 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.

Jun 11

Foodservice Fundamentals - 2015

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