The Academy Awards of Foodservice
2017 Gold & Silver Plate Awards Recap & Interviews As the Oscars are for the film industry and as the James Beard Awards are for culinary, the Gold & Silver Plate Awards are the academy awards of foodservice. The celebration, which honors the nation's most prestigious operator talent, is hosted by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) every year in Chicago. The 63rd Annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards night was held on May 20th at Revel Fulton Market and highlighted eight Silver Plate Award winners, all from different foodservice categories. All of which were chosen through a painstaking, thorough jury process of the most innovative foodservice icons of the industry. From that elite group, one winner is honored with the Gold Plate Award.
2018 Silver Plate Class - Voni Woods, Retail & Specialty Foodservice
Retail & Specialty: Voni Woods, Giant Eagle
2018 Silver Plate Class - Ken Yant, Elementary & Secondary Schools
Elementary & Secondary Schools: Ken Yant, Gwinnett County Public Schools
2018 Silver Plate Class - Paul Brown, Chain Limited Service
Chain Limited Service: Paul Brown, Inspire Brands
2018 Silver Plate Class - C. Dennis Pierce, Colleges & Universities
Colleges & Universities: C. Dennis Pierce, University of Connecticut
2016 IFMA COEX Innovation Award for Culinary and Operations – Regional Chain – Mellow Mushroom
Congratulations to the 2016 IFMA COEX Innovation Award winner for Culinary and Operations for a Regional Chain – Mellow Mushroom!
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