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May 20, 2014, 17:48 ET
Jim Broadhurst, Chairman, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group - named 2014 Gold Plate Recipient by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. (PRNewsFoto/International Foodservice Mfg.)

Jim Broadhurst Receives Foodservice Industry's Top Honor

Jim Broadhurst, Chairman, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, was named the Gold Plate Award winner by the International Foodservice Manufacturers...

Mar 03, 2014, 16:24 ET

60th Anniversary of Gold & Silver Plate Awards Honors Eight Premier Foodservice Operators

 The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 2014 Silver Plate Awards, the foodservice...

Feb 24, 2014, 16:15 ET

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association and The Partnering Group Announce Foodservice Category Management Training and Certification

Today, the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and The Partnering Group (TPG), introduce IFMA's Foodservice Category...

Feb 11, 2014, 10:30 ET

Buffalo Wild Wings, Culver's, Maggiano's and Taco Bell Named Most Innovative Chains

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 2014 COEX Innovation Awards, which recognize regional...

Sep 20, 2013, 09:45 ET
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.  (PRNewsFoto/IFMA)

International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Names Top Distributors in Foodservice

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 7th Annual Distributor Awards. The prestigious awards...

Jun 04, 2013, 14:35 ET
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.  (PRNewsFoto/IFMA)

The Center of Innovation Excellence Uncovers Best Practices in Foodservice New Product Development

To enable foodservice manufacturers to launch more profitable new products, The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and...

May 28, 2013, 10:35 ET
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.  (PRNewsFoto/IFMA)

ConAgra Foods Leader William J. Caskey Receives IFMA's Distinguished Foodservice Executive Award

 In tribute to his dedication to the foodservice industry and his service on the IFMA Board of Directors, The International Foodservice...

May 21, 2013, 15:59 ET
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.  (PRNewsFoto/IFMA)

John Metz Receives Foodservice Industry's Top Honor

 John C. Metz, Jr., CEO, Executive Chef and Co-Founder, Sterling Hospitality, was named the Gold Plate Award winner by the International...

Feb 28, 2013, 11:09 ET
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.  (PRNewsFoto/IFMA)

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Names 2013 Silver Plate Award Recipients

 The film industry celebrates the best of the year by awarding gold statues, so it's only fitting that the foodservice industry salutes...

Feb 20, 2013, 10:19 ET
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.  (PRNewsFoto/IFMA)

COEX Innovation Awards Recognize Groundbreaking Foodservice Operators

For the third consecutive year, The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) recognizes four outstanding foodservice chain...

Feb 05, 2013, 09:11 ET

2013 IFMA Board of Directors Announced

 The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), a leading trade association, established in 1952, comprising more than 300 of...

Jul 24, 2012, 10:05 ET
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.  (PRNewsFoto/IFMA)

IFMA and Stage-Gate International Define Winning in Foodservice Innovation

The pressures of increasing sales and generating better profits from new products have never been greater in foodservice than they are today. As a...

May 08, 2012, 13:30 ET
Mary Molt receives the prestigious IFMA Gold Plate Award. (left to right) Larry Oberkfell, President and CEO, IFMA; Mary Molt, Assistant Director, Housing and Dining Services at Kansas State University; and Mark Bendix, IFMA Chairman and President/COO, The Bama Companies, Inc.   (PRNewsFoto/IFMA)

Mary Molt Receives Prestigious Gold Plate Award

Mary Molt, Ph.D., RD, LD, Assistant Director, Housing and Dining Services at Kansas State University, received the esteemed Gold Plate Award at...

May 25, 2011, 09:00 ET
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) logo.  (PRNewsFoto/The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA))

Prestigious Gold Plate Awarded to Air Force Food and Beverage Operations Chief George Miller

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) sponsored the 57th annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Ceremony, the 'Academy...

Oct 20, 2005, 01:00 ET

Facility Managers Get Ahead of the Learning Curve With Wireless Technologies Primer Sponsored By IFMA Foundation

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Wireless technologies have expanded far beyond the corner coffee house in recent years, becoming an integral...