IFMA Dishes Out Silver Plate Awards

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association has announced the recipients of its 67th annual Silver Plate Awards, honoring individuals across nine categories.

The 2021 recipients are:

  • Health care: Antoinette “Toni” Watkins, director of System Nutrition at Riverside Health System
  • Hotels and lodging: Bill Kohl, principal at Greenwood Hospitality Group
  • Elementary and secondary schools: Dani Sheffield, executive director of child nutrition services at Aldine Independent School District
  • Colleges and universities: Steve Mangan, senior director of University of Michigan Dining Services
  • Retail and specialty foodservice: Phillip Allison, deputy director of the U.S. Naval Academy’s business services division
  • Chain full service: John Cywinski, president of Applebee’s Grill + Bar
  • Business and industry/foodservice management: Scott Davis, CEO of FLIK Hospitality
  • Independent restaurant/multi-concept: Thomas Keller, chef/proprietor of Chef Thomas Keller’s Restaurants
  • Chain limited service: Nick Vojnovic, president of Little Greek Fresh Grill

The honorees, chosen from a pool of hundreds, are selected by a jury composed of trade press editors, foodservice experts and previous award winners. One of the nine individuals will further receive the IFMA Gold Plate, to be announced at a virtual celebration on Sept. 14. Registration for the event opens in mid-June.

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