James Broadhurst, chairman of the Eat'n Park Hospitality Group that includes the Parkhurst Dining and Cura Hospitality contract management firms, has won the IFMA Gold Plate Award, presented annually to one of the winners of the Silver Plate Awards and revealed at the annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration during the NRA Show in Chicago.

An emotional Broadhurst, who won the Silver Plate in the Chain Full Service category, thanked past Gold and Silver Plate winners, his almost 10,000 employees and his wife and three sons. He accepted the award in front of approximately 500 attendees at the Gold & Silver Plate Celebration, held at Union Station.