IFMA's annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards honor the nation’s leading foodservice operator talent. Silver Plate winners are nominated by IFMA members and industry leaders, then selected by a distinguished jury including national trade press, foodservice experts, and past Gold & Silver Plate award winners. From the Silver Plate winners, one is chosen by the jury to receive the industry's most prestigious recognition, IFMA’s Gold Plate Award, revealed for the first time during the 69th annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration on Saturday night, May 20 in Chicago.