IFMA Announces 2022 Silver Plate Winners

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The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association announced the 68th class of Silver Plate Award winners today at IFMA’s 2022 Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) in Austin, Texas.

Representing seven categories, the 2022 IFMA Silver Plate recipients are:

  • Independent restaurant/multi-concept: Sammy Gianopoulos, co-owner and executive chef of Crisp Hospitality Group
  • Chain full service: Lance Trenary, president and CEO of Golden Corral
  • Chain limited service: Frances Allen, president and CEO of Checkers and Rally’s Drive-In Restaurants
  • Healthcare: Cheryl Shimmin, executive director of culinary and nutrition care of Kettering Health
  • Elementary and secondary schools: Alyssia Wright, executive director of school nutrition of Fulton County Schools
  • Colleges and universities: Andre Mallie, assistant vice president of University of San Diego
  • Business and industry/foodservice management: Paco Rodriguez and Tina Rodriguez, founders of Sage Dining Services

The winners were chosen from a panel of judges, comprised of trade press editors and previous award winners. One Silver Plate winner will be selected as the IFMA Gold Plate winner, which will be announced at the 68th Annual Gold and Silver Plate Awards Gala in Chicago on May 21.

“For 68 years the IFMA Gold and Silver Plate Awards have recognized the incredible achievements of individuals that have shaped and transformed our industry,” says IFMA President and CEO Phil Kafarakis in a press release. “We look forward to inducting seven new icons into the esteemed Gold and Silver Plate society of winners and bringing the industry together for an unforgettable in-person celebration this May.”


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