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.
Meal Kits: What Do They Mean for Foodservice?
IFMA, Kinetic12 and Datassential presented a webinar on “Meal Kits: What Do They Mean for Foodservice?” Because of the new meal kit craze the industry was expected to reach 2.5... [more]
Clean Label-Menus Are Changing and So Are You
Gain insight into why consumers are demanding simpler ingredients and want more transparency from restaurants about what’s on their menu. David Kamen, Assistant Director at The... [more]
2018 Silver Plate Class - Gene Lee, Chain Full Service Category
Chain Full Service: Gene Lee, Darden Restaurants
2018 Silver Plate Class - Jim McGrody, Health Care Category
Health Care: Jim McGrody, UNC Rex Healthcare
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!
Arby's: The Transformation of a Brand – Pt. 1
How was Arby’s able to transform their brand and gain transaction in a time when other restaurants were struggling? Find out in this installment of IFMA TV. Watch 'Arby's: The... [more]
Eater Types: Overview
Jack Li, managing director at Datassential, provides an overview of the four eater types – the basic eater, the quality essentialist, the progressive and the experientialist. These... [more]
Arby's: The Transformation of a Brand – Pt. 2
Jeff Davis, chairman of United States Beef Corporation and the largest franchisee for Arby’s; and Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc., explain how Arby's dared to be... [more]