IFMA is an established trade association serving the food-away-from-home industry—delivering exceptional opportunities for its members to connect, learn, lead, and succeed. Founded in 1952, the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) empowers, nurtures, and connects an inclusive and diverse $1.3 trillion food-away-from-home ecosystem of manufacturers, distributors, operators, and others. By sharing insights, fostering best practices, and developing networking and educational opportunities through events, IFMA informs and instructs its members, and motivates change to improve both individual organizations and the foodservice industry at large.




IFMA Purpose

To empower, nurture, and connect the food-away-from-home ecosystem so it may thrive and responsibly meet consumer needs.



Level Up 2027 - A New Path Forward for IFMA

Through this Level Up 2027 strategic plan, we commit to fostering stronger cross-industry engagement and providing unparalleled member value. We look forward to continuing our journey to champion, nurture and connect the food-away-from-home industry!

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Annual Events

IFMA enables industry professionals to network, share insights and learn best practices, as well as honor those who demonstrate industry-wide excellence


Board of Directors
IFMA's Board of Directors, diverse group of manufacturers contribute to industry thought leadership via an ongoing assessment of critical factors impacting the industry.
Meet our IFMA Staff
We are a team of passionate, experienced professionals committed to helping our member organizations to focus on critical issues affecting their business.
Education Foundation
The IFMA Education Foundation is committed to giving support to qualified culinary, marketing, supply chain, and food science students. The Foundation distributes 100% of contributions for ongoing growth of the foodservice industry to promote the next generation of leaders.
Gold & Silver Plate Society
IFMA’s Gold & Silver Plate Society members annually reunite and induct new Gold & Silver Plate Award winners. The Society was created to provide educational assistance for deserving students interested in the foodservice industry.