312 - 540 - 4400


The IFMA Education Foundation has raised and awarded nearly 4 million dollars since it was established. In that time, 100% of donated proceeds have gone to fund foodservice industry scholarships and stipends. The Foundation has announced that they will award $238,000 in 2019 for stipends and scholarships.

The Education Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships toward the completion of educational requirements of qualified culinary, marketing, sales, supply chain and food science students.

The International Gold & Silver Plate Society, a council of the foundation, awards $1,000 internship stipends to students demonstrating a firm commitment to a career in foodservice (culinary/hospitality). The Society is comprised of past Gold and Silver Plate winners.

2019 College/University Stipend & Scholarship Recipients:

  • BYU Hawaii
  • Cal Poly Pomona – The Collins College
  • Cornell University
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • Kansas State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Niagara University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rancho Cielo Inc., Drummond Culinary Academy
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Illinois - at Urbana-Champaign

The IFMA Education Foundation truly makes a difference for aspiring foodservice leaders. With help from IFMA members and the International Gold & Silver Plate Society, we will continue to support the future of the industry.

If you are interested in helping to support the next generation of foodservice leaders by making a donation, please contact us at IFMA@IFMAworld.com.