November 2
During IFMA’s Presidents Conference

Scottsdale, AZ



IFMA's annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards honors the nation’s leading foodservice operator talent.

Silver Plate winners are nominated by IFMA members and industry leaders, and selected by a distinguished jury including national trade press, foodservice experts and past Gold & Silver Plate award winners. From the Silver Plate winners, one is chosen by the jury to receive the industry's most prestigious recognition, IFMA’s Gold Plate Award, revealed for the first time during the 66th annual Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration.

Your safety and health during Presidents Conference are our highest priority. IFMA will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines and recommendations closely in the coming months and provide additional information to ensure a safe environment for you and our staff.

Attendees of IFMA’s Presidents Conference will receive one complimentary ticket for the Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration. Register for Presidents Conference now>>

2020 Silver Plate Class

  • Independent Restaurants/Multi-Concept:
    • Joe Essa, President & CEO | Thomas Keller Restaurant Group
  • Chain Full Service: 
    • Phil Hickey, Chairman | Miller's Ale House Restaurants
  • Chain Limited Service: 
    • Scott Redler, COO/Co-Founder | Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
  • Health Care: 
    • Eric Eisenberg, Director of Dining Services | Rogue Valley Manor
  • Elementary & Secondary Schools: 
    • Bertrand Weber, Director, Culinary & Wellness Services | Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Colleges & Universities: 
    • Zia Ahmed, Senior Director of Dining Services | The Ohio State University
  • Business & Industry/Foodservice Management:
    • Victoria Vega, Senior Vice President, Specialty Group | Unidine Corporation
  • Retail & Specialty: 
    • Brandon Chrostowski, Founder/President/CEO | EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

If you are not planning to attend Presidents Conference, you may purchase a ticket for the awards celebration now.


Ticket Cost: Individual ticket: $350
Please Note: Attendees of IFMA’s Presidents Conference will receive one complimentary ticket for the Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration with their registration. Register for Presidents Conference >>


Qualified Operators: Complimentary (select “Operator Invited Guest” when registering) Operators will be responsible for their own hotel room if not attending the rest of Presidents Conference.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Can’t make it? Written cancellations received by September 14, 2020 may receive a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be available, but you may transfer your ticket to another individual within your company.

Questions About Payment/Cancellation: Contact

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