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FE&SFlashNews — 2005-02-14 — News

February 14, 2005

IFMA Announces Silver Plate Winners

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association announced the nine 2005 Silver Plate winners, one of whom will receive this year’s Gold Plate Award as Operator of the Year.

Silver Plate recipients are chosen for their performance in four areas: management, marketing, human resources and industry and civic participation. A panel of national foodservice trade press editors and the chairman of the International Gold & Silver Plate Society select the winners and voters then conduct a secret ballot to select the Gold Plate recipient.

IFMA announces the winner of the Gold Plate during a black-tie event in Chicago scheduled for May 23, the Monday evening of the National Restaurant Association Show.

The 2005 IFMA Silver Plate winners are, by category:

  • Foodservice Management: Richard Cattani, president, Restaurant Associates’Managed Services Division
  • Independent Restaurants: Marc Cohen, executive chef/owner, 230 Forest Avenue Grill & Martini Bar/Opah
  • Heathcare: Linda Lafferty, director of Food & Nutrition Services, Dietetic Internship and an associate professor, Rush University Medical Center
  • Specialty Foodservices: Mary Niven, vice president of Resort Food & Beverage, Disneyland Resort
  • Colleges & Universities: David Prentkowski, director of Food Services, the University of Notre Dame
  • Elementary & Secondary Schools: Dora Rivas, division manager of Food & Child Nutrition Services Department, the Dallas Independent School District
  • Chain Fast Service: Ronald Shaich, chairman and CEO, Panera Bread
  • Chain Full Service: Julia Stewart, president and CEO, IHOP Corp.

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