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At IFMA's 65th Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration we honored the industry's most innovative operators in 9 categories. Watch the videos shared at the Celebration, and learn about the stories that make the 2019 Silver Plate Class truly legendary.

Click on the names in red to learn more about each winner


Independent Restaurants/Multi-Concept: 

Sam Facchini & John Arena, Metro Pizza


Retail & Specialty: 

Regynald G. WashingtonParadies Lagardère


Chain Full Service: 

Beverly Lynch, Golden Corral


Health Care: 

Bill Marks, Hennepin Healthcare


Elementary & Secondary Schools: 

Rodney Taylor, Fairfax County Public Schools


Chain Limited Service: 

Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s Subs


Colleges & Universities: 

Randy Lait, North Carolina State University


Business & Industry/Foodservice Management: 

Lorna Donatone, Sodexo


Hotels & Lodging: 

Don Falgoust, RLJ Lodging Trust