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Check out the latest news from IFMA and stay in the know with our frequently updated articles, videos, press releases and more.
IFMA’s 2023 Gold Plate Award Presented to Jessica Shelly
05.21.23 - Jessica Shelly, Director, Student Dining Services, Cincinnati Public Schools was named the 2023 Gold Plate Award recipient by IFMA during their 69th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration. First winner in segment in 29 years.
April 2023: Welcome IFMA's New Members
Each month IFMA highlights the newest companies that make up our diverse membership community. This month we welcome our new Manufacturer Members Brakebush and McLane Classic Foods; and Associate Members Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations and Muse Content Group. Learn more about what these companies have to offer.
April 2023 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Allison Gonzalez
Allison Gonzalez is a 2022 IFMA Education Foundation scholarship recipient. She attends Texas A&M University and is studying Food Science.
Cultivating Industry Leadership, Part One: Attracting and Keeping Talent
Attendees at last month's COEX conference came together to share their stories and ideas around talent acquisition and development in the food-away-from-home industry. The session, “Collaborative Conversations: Leadership,” resulted in some fascinating feedback.
"...surprises are what drive me and other operators crazy.” Restaurant FLC
Live Conversation Recap: Restaurant Foodservice Leadership Council. Price increases, order shortages, and manufacturer communications were passionately discussed during IFMA’s Restaurant Live Conversation which took place on February 7, 2023.
March 2023 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Nyjia Elliott
Nyjia Elliott is a 2022 IFMA Education Foundation scholarship recipient. She attends the University of Illinois, Urbana and is studying Hospitality Management.
March 2023: Welcome IFMA's New Members
Each month IFMA highlights the newest companies that make up our diverse membership community. This month we welcome our new Manufacturer Members deSter Corp., Givaudan, and Pratt Industries; and Associate Member: Trustwell. Learn more about what these companies have to offer. Learn more about what these companies have to offer.
Changes in K-12 Dietary Guidelines: How It Could Affect You
On February 6, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released revised nutritional guidelines for K – 12 school systems. These guidelines will have significant impact on the K-12 food providers—and the IFMA foodservice manufacturers and distributors that supply them...
Gen Z's On-Campus Food Preferences Might Surprise You - College & University FLC
The college and university food systems are the best way for foodservice manufacturers to learn about the food preferences of Gen Z and capture them as lifelong consumers, according to members of IFMA’s College & University Foodservice Leadership Council, who engaged in a live conversation on January 26.