DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS MARCH 12, 2021
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The Silver Plate Awards are the industry’s most prestigious awards, presented annually by IFMA in recognition of lasting and outstanding contributions to the advancement of the foodservice industry. IFMA has proudly sponsored the Gold & Silver Plate Awards for 67 years. IFMA is an association of food, equipment and supplies manufacturers, distributors, brokers, trade publications and support service companies.
Basis of Eligibility
Any person, worldwide, engaged in the active ownership, management, supervision of or employment at an establishment in one of the designated operator award categories listed below is eligible to receive an IFMA Silver Plate Award. To win an IFMA Silver Plate Award, the person must be actively employed. The Gold Plate recipient is selected by secret ballot from among the prior year’s Silver Plate winners and editors from leading foodservice publications and industry experts. Nominees from previous years may be renominated.
The Silver Plate Awards recognize professionals who have demonstrated foodservice industry segment leadership and noteworthy achievement and have made lasting contributions to the advancement of the industry. Silver Plate nominees should:
Have spent at least two years in foodservice operations management within the nominated segment
Have hands-on experience and knowledge that is well founded within the foodservice industry
Show a commitment to foodservice as a lifetime career
Maintain the highest standards of ethical and moral behavior
Demonstrate outstanding leadership and innovation in such areas as financial & operational management, human resource programs and menu/concept execution
Demonstrate strong support of association and industry-related activities in order to promote, protect and enhance the industry and its image
Demonstrate a sense of civic pride through voluntary involvement in societal activities