IFMA Silver Plate Award Winners Announced

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The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the 2020 IFMA Silver Plate Award recipients yesterday at the 2020 IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) in New Orleans.

"IFMA's annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards honors the nation’s leading foodservice operator talent," according to the the announcement.

Silver Plate winners are nominated by IFMA members and industry leaders, then selected by a jury, composed of members of national trade press, foodservice experts and past Gold & Silver Plate award winners.

Then one Silver Plate winner is selected by the jury to receive IFMA’s Gold Plate Award, revealed during the 66th annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration in Chicago May 16.

2020 Silver Plate winners:

Independent Restaurants/Multi-Concept: Joe Essa, President & CEO, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group

Chain Full Service: Phil Hickey, Chairman, Miller's Ale House Restaurants

Chain Limited Service: Scott Redler, COO/Co-Founder, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Health Care: Eric Eisenberg, Director of Dining Services, Rogue Valley Manor

Elementary & Secondary Schools: Bertrand Weber, Director, Culinary & Wellness Services | Minneapolis Public Schools

Colleges & Universities: Zia Ahmed, Senior Director of Dining Services, The Ohio State University

Business & Industry/Foodservice Management: Victoria Vega, Senior Vice President, Specialty Group, Unidine Corporation

Retail & Specialty: Brandon Chrostowski, Founder/President/CEO, EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

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