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Conference 2016: Minneapolis, Land of 10,000 Tastes

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The IFEC conference is a must for foodservice editors and PR/marketing communicators. It's the place to exchange information, talk about story leads and dive deep into the local food culture. Join us in Minneapolis, October 26-28, for all that and more. Register now through September 26th. New to IFEC? Zoom in below for a look at a recent conference..

Celebrating IFEC - 60 Years a Classic

IFEC was founded by a group of foodservice editors and public relations executives who met for cocktails during the 1956 NRA Show and decided to make it an annual event. We've observed that tradition ever since. This year's event was a great big 60th birthday bash at The Hotel Palomar's Sable Kitchen & Bar. That's Greg Avdoian of O'Malley Hansen Communications and Liz Grossman, Plate magazine, enjoying the party. Thanks to our fabulous sponsors and The Hotel Palomar for making it the best party yet.

Firehouse Subs
Farmer Brothers
Penton Food and Restaurant Group: Nation's Restaurant News, Restaurant Hospitality, Food Management and Supermarket News
Winsight Media: Restaurant Business, FoodService Director and CSP Magazines
Flavor & The Menu
Restaurant Startup & Growth/

Death's Door Spirits
Don Q Rum
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
National Honey Board
National Mango Board
National Pork Board
National Watermelon Promotion Board
Reser's Foodservice
Three Thieves Wines
Tyson Food Service
Wisconsin Cheese  


Introducing the Food for Good Award

July 15, 2016 -- We are proud to introduce an exciting new initiative in support of those whose work with food is improving lives and strengthening communities. The Food for Good Award will be presented annually to a deserving non-profit organization and/or its leaders in the city where we're holding our annual conference. The inaugural award will be given to a Twin Cities entity during our conference there, October 26 - 28.

Nominations accepted through August 15

Members and friends of IFEC -- in the Twin Cities and beyond -- are invited to nominate candidates for the inaugural award. Successful candidates will be operating in the Twin Cities metro area and making notable contributions toward at least one of the following:

  • Help underserved community members gain access to quality food
  • Connect and empower community members through food
  • Sustain crucial elements of the community's food culture
  • Provide or facilitate training and/or jobs in foodservice to underserved populations
  • Assist children, the elderly or other vulnerable populations in learning to make smart food choices

Click here for details and an official nomination form in a PDF or Word form.



August 15
Food for Good Award nominations cut-off

August 31

Conference sponsorships cut-off & End of early bird conference registration

September 26
Conference registration/Office Hours registration/Hotel reservations cut-off

October 26 - 28
Conference: Minneapolis, Land of 10,000 Tastes


May 22
Annual reception during the NRA Show

October 25 - 27
Conference: Boulder, Colorado