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International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA

International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA Established in 1952, The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) is a leading foodservice trade association. When you join the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, you join a community of foodservice leaders that help you navigate the critical issues and opportunities that drive your business.

Being part of a community of peers with knowledge and expertise that can help grow your business has its perks.

- Opportunities to connect with customers
- Exclusive market insights that help you increase your market power
- Access to best practices that lead to best results
- The chance to shape groundbreaking industry initiatives
- Foodservice training programs for your employees
- Complimentary resources and trainings

Being part of a community of peers with knowledge and expertise that can help grow your business has its perks.

- Opportunities to connect with customers
- Exclusive market insights that help you increase your market power
- Access to best practices that lead to best results
- The chance to shape groundbreaking industry initiatives
- Foodservice training programs for your employees
- Complimentary resources and trainings

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Congratulations to Lance Trenary, President and CEO of Golden Corral, 2022 Silver Plate Award winner in the Chain Full S...
05/06/2022

Congratulations to Lance Trenary, President and CEO of Golden Corral, 2022 Silver Plate Award winner in the Chain Full Service category—nominated by Ecolab and Nestlé Professional! Learn more about Lance and join us May 21 at IFMA's 68th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Gala in Chicago: https://bit.ly/3ygLDz1

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Congratulations to Frances Allen, President & CEO at Checkers & Rally’s Drive-In Restaurants, 2022 Silver Plate Award wi...
04/27/2022

Congratulations to Frances Allen, President & CEO at Checkers & Rally’s Drive-In Restaurants, 2022 Silver Plate Award winner in the Chain Limited Service category—nominated by The Coca-Cola Company! Learn more about Frances and join us May 21 at IFMA's 68th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Gala in Chicago: https://bit.ly/3kedGHh

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Congratulations to Cheryl Shimmin, Executive Director of Retail, Culinary, and Nutrition Care at Kettering Health, 2022 ...
04/22/2022

Congratulations to Cheryl Shimmin, Executive Director of Retail, Culinary, and Nutrition Care at Kettering Health, 2022 Silver Plate Award winner in the Healthcare category—nominated by PepsiCo! Learn more about Cheryl and join us May 21 at IFMA's 68th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Gala in Chicago: https://bit.ly/3v8AiPu

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Congratulations to Andre Mallie, Assistant Vice President at the University of San Diego, 2022 Silver Plate Award winner...
04/14/2022

Congratulations to Andre Mallie, Assistant Vice President at the University of San Diego, 2022 Silver Plate Award winner in the Colleges & Universities category—nominated by Sysco! Learn more about Andre and join us May 21 at IFMA's 68th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Gala in Chicago: https://bit.ly/3KYY9ad

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Congratulations to Alyssia Wright, Ed.S., Executive Director of School Nutrition at Fulton County Schools, 2022 Silver P...
04/08/2022

Congratulations to Alyssia Wright, Ed.S., Executive Director of School Nutrition at Fulton County Schools, 2022 Silver Plate Award winner in the Elementary & Secondary Schools category—nominated by General Mills. Learn more about Alyssia and join us May 21 at IFMA's 68th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Gala in Chicago: https://bit.ly/3xaGvvN

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SIAL America, part of the world’s largest network of food and drink fairs, will collaborate with IFMA to provide proprie...
03/18/2022

SIAL America, part of the world’s largest network of food and drink fairs, will collaborate with IFMA to provide proprietary Food-Away-From-Home consumer and operator research—including IFMA’s most recent U.S. Foodservice Industry Forecasts—to global audiences attending SIAL’s inaugural U.S. event in Las Vegas, March 22-24, 2022. https://bit.ly/3uaSvKB

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IFMA is proud to announce the 2022 IFMA Silver Plate Award recipients, representing seven categories across the industry...
03/08/2022

IFMA is proud to announce the 2022 IFMA Silver Plate Award recipients, representing seven categories across the industry. IFMA will honor all of the winners at the 68th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Gala taking place in Chicago, May 21, 2022. https://bit.ly/3KmpKRI

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#COEX2022 is in full swing! Kick off Day 2 with General Session starting at 8:00 am and hear from our keynote speaker Fr...
03/07/2022

#COEX2022 is in full swing! Kick off Day 2 with General Session starting at 8:00 am and hear from our keynote speaker Frances Allen, President & CEO at Checkers & Rally’s Drive-In Restaurants. Check out today's full agenda including Breakout Sessions, Operator Speed Meetings, and more: https://bit.ly/3p7zXti
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We have a packed house for our first education session 'The New Lunch Consumer & Operator.' Don't miss the rest of this ...
03/06/2022

We have a packed house for our first education session 'The New Lunch Consumer & Operator.' Don't miss the rest of this afternoon's ed sessions and check out today's agenda: https://bit.ly/3p7zXti
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Welcome to Day 1 of IFMA COEX 2022! Head to the 2nd floor to check-in at 12:00 pm and make sure to grab some delicious s...
03/06/2022

Welcome to Day 1 of IFMA COEX 2022! Head to the 2nd floor to check-in at 12:00 pm and make sure to grab some delicious snacks at the Registrations Café. Don’t miss today’s 4 Education Sessions starting at 2:00 pm in Waller Ballroom A/B on the 3rd floor (Green). Check out the full agenda: https://bit.ly/3p7zXti
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IFMA has published its latest 2022 #foodservice industry and segment growth projections on its IFMA Scope™ platform. Whi...
02/22/2022

IFMA has published its latest 2022 #foodservice industry and segment growth projections on its IFMA Scope™ platform. While the industry will not yet reach 2019 operator spend levels in 2022, IFMA projects 4.6% growth in 2022 compared to 2021. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3h83rTe

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Join us Tuesday, March 8th in Austin, TX as part of COEX 2022 for our IFMA Menu-a-thon: Innovation Product Showcase. Thi...
02/17/2022

Join us Tuesday, March 8th in Austin, TX as part of COEX 2022 for our IFMA Menu-a-thon: Innovation Product Showcase. This one-of-a-kind immersive session will be led by Colleen McClellan, Director at Datassential. This session will bring to life the menu trends that are shaping the industry in a unique and hands-on experience:

-Taste the latest trends in dishes prepared by our IFMA member company Chefs
- Hear directly from the Chefs on preparation and practical application
- Learn how the latest trends are shaping the industry

Click below to learn more about the COEX agenda and register.

https://lnkd.in/e9qbNGWM

Supply chain, labor, consumer insights and more! The IFMA COEX planning committee of 30+ operators has been hard at work...
01/24/2022

Supply chain, labor, consumer insights and more! The IFMA COEX planning committee of 30+ operators has been hard at work putting together the most comprehensive operator-driven agenda in the industry.

Join us in Austin, TX for exclusive insights in supply chain, culinary, marketing, and the new socially conscious consumer that you can use today to shape the future of your business. Register now: https://bit.ly/32dJdUj

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Join us in Austin, TX for IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) March 6-8. Reconnect with your peers and other industry l...
01/06/2022

Join us in Austin, TX for IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) March 6-8. Reconnect with your peers and other industry leaders at the #foodservice industry’s only conference truly by operators, for operators.

This year’s program will deliver real-time, pertinent insights and best practices on supply chain, culinary, and marketing built by a planning committee of 30+ chains. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with and learn about the hottest new trends, menu ideas, and business solutions you won’t find anywhere else.

Registration for qualified foodservice operators is complimentary—and we invite you to share in the insights, trends, and connections. Register now: https://bit.ly/32dJdUj

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IFMA announced today the election of officers and directors to its 2022 Board of Directors, including the appointment of...
12/16/2021

IFMA announced today the election of officers and directors to its 2022 Board of Directors, including the appointment of new Board Chair to Herb Ring, National Foodservice Director at The Hershey Company.

“The leadership and vision of IFMA’s Board of Directors will continue to push IFMA to new heights, shaping the initiatives that will serve our membership and the foodservice industry into the future,” said Phil Kafarakis, IFMA President and CEO.

Read more: https://bit.ly/33nQv87

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In honor of outgoing IFMA President and CEO, Larry Oberkfell's unprecedented contributions to IFMA and the tremendous im...
12/13/2021
IFMA Presidents Award Is Renamed the IFMA Oberkfell Award | IFMA World

In honor of outgoing IFMA President and CEO, Larry Oberkfell's unprecedented contributions to IFMA and the tremendous impact he's had on the entire foodservice industry, the IFMA Board of Directors has announced that the IFMA Presidents Award has been renamed the IFMA Oberkfell Award.

Follow the link to read more: https://bit.ly/3IOF1L5

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In honor of his unprecedented contributions to IFMA and the tremendous impact he’s had on the entire foodservice industry, the IFMA Board of Directors has announced that the IFMA Presidents Award has been renamed the IFMA Oberkfell Award after outgoing President and CEO, Larry Oberkfell.

Join IFMA Wednesday, December 15 for a webinar that looks back at what happened in foodservice during the year 2021 and ...
12/07/2021

Join IFMA Wednesday, December 15 for a webinar that looks back at what happened in foodservice during the year 2021 and what we might expect in 2022. We'll revisit The Great Emergence as consumers finally started to leave their homes and eat in public, explore the labor and supply chain challenges, new menu ideas from chains, and look ahead at 2022. Register: https://bit.ly/3lJlu4P

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Don't miss Jack Li CEO at Datassential, today at 10:30a CST for the session: The Great Reset - Trends, Traffic, and the ...
11/17/2021

Don't miss Jack Li CEO at Datassential, today at 10:30a CST for the session: The Great Reset - Trends, Traffic, and the Consumer. Log in now to check out the agenda for Day 2, select your breakout sessions, and connect with other attendees: https://bit.ly/31iQvVU
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11/15/2021

Join us tomorrow (Nov. 16) for Day 1 of Virtual IFMA Presidents Conference 2021! Register today to access more than 25 agenda sessions over three days—covering the most pressing topics, from supply chain to menu trends to labor, including exclusive virtual-only sessions. Register now: https://bit.ly/3tPqIPA

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What an incredible night celebrating our 2020 & 2021 Gold & Silver Plate classes at IFMApalooza! Share your pics from IF...
11/09/2021

What an incredible night celebrating our 2020 & 2021 Gold & Silver Plate classes at IFMApalooza! Share your pics from IFMA Presidents Conference 2021 and make sure to use the hashtag #IFMAworld

We were flying high at last night's opening reception seeing old friends and meeting new ones! Now get ready for a full ...
11/08/2021

We were flying high at last night's opening reception seeing old friends and meeting new ones! Now get ready for a full day ahead for Day 2 of Presidents Conference—General Session starts at 8:00 am MST—don't miss: What Comes After COVID: A Look at the Decade Ahead and State of the Plate 2021.

And tonight's IFMApalooza featuring the 2020 & 2021 Silver Plate Classes and musical guest Alice Cooper will rock your socks off! Check out today's agenda: https://bit.ly/3BNTVws

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Welcome to Day 1 of Presidents Conference! Check-in and Registration Café opens at 12:00 pm MST—join us for snacks and d...
11/07/2021

Welcome to Day 1 of Presidents Conference! Check-in and Registration Café opens at 12:00 pm MST—join us for snacks and drinks after you check in. Don't miss today's 4 Education Sessions starting at 1:30 pm MST in Kierland 4A/B:

- How Manufacturers and Distributors are Benefitting from Contact Automation
- Preparing for the Proposal: Navigating FSMA 204 Today and Tomorrow
- How Food Manufacturers are Leveraging Lessons from Other Industries
- Datassential’s Trend-a-thon

Check out today's agenda and learn more about the education sessions: https://bit.ly/3BNTVws

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The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA has announced the 68th class of Silver Plate Award winners, and Fulton’s own Alyssia Wright, Executive Director, School Nutrition Program, has won the Silver Plate for Elementary & Secondary Schools. The Gold & Silver Plate Awards are the industry’s most prestigious awards, presented annually by IFMA in recognition for outstanding leadership and innovation in such areas as financial and operational management, human resource programs and menu/concept ex*****on, as well their contributions to the advancement of the foodservice industry. Congratulations Alyssia Wright! For more on the Silver Plate please visit -> https://bit.ly/3KmpKRI #FCSrising #FuelingGA #KeepGAFed #KeepGALearning #GSNA21 #GSNATogetherTowardsTomorrow #FCSBetterTogether Georgia School Nutrition Association Georgia School Nutrition Program School Nutrition Association Fulton County Schools
Congratulations to National Restaurant Association Board Chair Lance Trenary for winning a 2022 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA Silver Plate. The award recognizes the incredible achievements of individuals that have shaped and transformed our industry over the past year: https://bit.ly/3MQrkgW
Congratulations to National Restaurant Association Board Chair Lance Trenary for winning a 2022 International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA Silver Plate. The award recognizes the incredible achievements of individuals that have shaped and transformed our industry over the past year: https://bit.ly/3MQrkgW
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Phil Kafarakis will become president and CEO of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA
Phil Kafarakis will become president and CEO of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA, effective November 1, 2021.
This week we are celebrating Healthcare Food Service Workers Week! It's a perfect time to recognize Antoinette "Toni" Watkins. She is the Director of System Nutrition (Food & Nutrition Services) at Riverside and was awarded International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA's 2021 Gold Plate Award! Congratulations, Toni!
Antoinette “Toni” Watkins is the recipient of the 2021 Gold Plate Award presented by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA. Watkins was also one of nine foodservice professionals to receive IFMA’s 2021 Silver Plate Award.
Congratulations Antoinette “Toni” Watkins MS, RDN of Riverside for winning the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA 67th Annual Gold Plate Award in the #healthcare category! Clearly, you’ve got the recipe for success and we couldn’t be prouder of our work with you on Riverside’s #foodservice program, helping you make a difference in the communities you serve.
Antoinette “Toni” Watkins is the recipient of the 2021 Gold Plate Award presented by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA. Watkins was also one of nine #foodservice professionals to receive IFMA’s 2021 Silver Plate Award.
Join King & Prince Seafood August 3rd-5th for the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA Marketing & Sales Conference! With an agenda built by a committee of 30+ IFMA members, the program delivers the tools and insights for 2022 strategic planning and go-to-market. We're looking forward to the Manufacturer Marketing Panel on August 3rd featuring our Director of Marketing, Mike Tigani. Find out more: https://bit.ly/IFMAManufacturerMarketingPanel #IFMAworld
Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of the Silver Plate Awards, who were recently announced by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association - IFMA. The Gold Plate recipient will be announced in September. https://bit.ly/3vIzYVx