The annual IFMA Silver Plate Awards honor the foodservice industry's"best of the best," candidates who have demonstrated outstanding business and management skills, who have "given back" to their communities and segments, and whose careers have served as role models for others. FM highlights several of the Silver Plate winners in this special section each year, and on the following pages you'll meet ...
Mary Niven, whose talents as a manager and executive have helped her excel in segments from contract foodservice to higher education to resort food and beverage...
Dick Cattani, whose visionary leadership helped build one of the onsite industry's most trend-setting—and successful—contract management organizations.
David Prentkowski, who as a director of foodservice at a high-profile private university, demonstrated how contemporary retail models and central production efficiencies could be integrated with over 100 years of venerable and highly regarded dining traditions...
Linda Lafferty, who combined her skills at academic research and education with an ability to administer the foodservice operations at a major healthcare center to set a standard for professionals in both career tracks...
and Dora Rivas, a school foodservice pioneer whose commitment to child nutrition has led to leadership roles in both foodservice and public policy development.