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May 23, 2016, 06:00 ET Rafi Taherian Receives Foodservice Industry's Top Honor

Rafi Taherian, associate vice president, Yale Hospitality at Yale University, was named the 2016 Gold Plate Award winner by the International...


Jan 29, 2016, 11:00 ET Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili's, Mellow Mushroom and Whataburger Named 2016 IFMA COEX Innovation Award Recipients

 The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), which provides leaders in the $600 billion foodservice industry with...


Oct 01, 2015, 10:00 ET IFMA & TPG's New White Paper Addresses Application of Category Management Best Practices and Processes

 Today the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) released a white paper addressing the application of category management...


Jan 30, 2015, 09:00 ET International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) Announces 2015 Executive Committee And Board Of Directors

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


May 28, 2013, 10:35 ET 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 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 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 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 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 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...