DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS NOVEMBER 18, 2022.
For tips on how to create a winning Silver Plate nomination, see the article here.
For a list of past Gold & Silver Plate Winners, see here.
Please note you can save your work and go back to make changes later by selecting the "Save" button on the bottom of the form.
IFMA Members, thank you for nominating an outstanding operator for the 69th Annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards. We’ve made some changes this year to streamline the nomination process.
The Awards Nomination process is extremely competitive, and the selection jury utilizes this completed form to compare nominees. Remember, your nomination should tell the story of what sets this operator apart. Please be as thorough and detailed as possible to highlight your nominee’s unique qualifications.
If there are sections of the form you can’t complete, please still submit the nomination form and we will follow-up. IFMA may conduct research and if needed, schedule a brief interview to complete the form.
If you have questions, please contact IFMA Director of Communications, Kathleen Sysma (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for playing a critical role in this honored tradition!
Guidelines for Submission
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. The person must be actively employed. Nominees from previous years may be renominated.
Awards Criteria: 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