IFMA Board Awards CEO Position to Industry Leader Phil Kafarakis

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced today the appointment of Phil Kafarakis as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Beginning November 1, 2021, he will be responsible for overseeing IFMA’s day-to-day operations and will direct the activities of the association in support of policies, goals and objectives established by its Board of Directors.

International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Introduces New Online Learning Platform to Industry

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced today the launch of its brand-new IFMA Foodservice Education Center, an online learning platform complete with on-demand courses and training opportunities for IFMA members to enrich their knowledge and understanding of doing business in the foodservice industry.

Antoinette “Toni” Watkins Receives IFMA Gold Plate Award, Foodservice Industry’s Top Honor

Antoinette “Toni” Watkins, MS, RDN, System Director of Food & Nutrition Services at Riverside Health System, was named the 2021 Gold Plate Award recipient by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) during the 67th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration. Watkins, representing the Health Care category, was nominated by Basic American Foods and was selected from an impressive slate of this year’s Silver Plate winners.

IFMA Publishes 2022 Foodservice Industry Forecasts, Projecting 4.9% Growth in Next Calendar Year

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) published its 2022 foodservice industry and segment growth projections on its IFMA Scope™ platform.  Due to recent volatility in the marketplace, the projections utilize calendar year 2019 as a benchmark and are based upon several key assumptions, including COVID-19 vaccine availability, domestic and international travel, and government regulations and mandates.

IFMA Reveals 2021 Silver Plate Award Recipients

May 27, 2021 IFMA

From the Silver Plate winners, one is chosen by the jury to receive the industry’s most prestigious recognition, IFMA’s Gold Plate Award, revealed for the first time during the live 67th annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration taking place virtually on September 14.