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.
Building Consumer Trust Through the On-Demand, Digital Supply Chain
The act of eating at a restaurant used to be a faith-based transaction, but it is swiftly becoming fact based. Today’s customers are demanding more and more transparency from... [more]
Get to Know Operator Direct Connect
Need help getting your brand story and products in front of independent operators? IFMA’s Operator Direct Connect program, in partnership with Foodable, allows you to reach an... [more]
COEX 2019 - New Location!
COEX 2019 | New Orleans | February 18 – 20 Click here for more information on COEX.
The Anatomy of Successful Menu Items
Datassential is proud to present: The Anatomy of Successful Menu Items. In the full presentation, Jack Li of Datassential discusses how to improve the success of your menu by... [more]
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]
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!
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]