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IFEC connects editors/writers and PR/marketing communicators who work with and within the foodservice B2B media. Its conferences and other programs bring members together for sharing ideas, exploring issues, and professional development. If you have stories to tell in the foodservice space, this is the place to start.

Photo Credit: Richard Cummings Photography

2018 Student Scholarship Applications are now available.

Click here for the application. Applications are due by March 15, 2018.

Photo Credit: Richard Cummings Photography

Thank you to our IFEC 2017 Sponsors

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
American Lamb Board
Avocados From Mexico
Barilla America, Inc.
Beef.It's What's For Dinner
California Avocado Commission
California Milk Advisory Board
California Prune Board
California Table Grape Commission
California Walnut Board
Chilean Blueberry Committee
Dole Packaged Foods
Emmi Roth
Farmer Brothers
Firehouse Subs
Heritage Distilling Company
Idaho Potato Commission
Johnsonville Foodservice
Jones Dairy Farm
Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.
Kronos Foods, Inc.
Lamb Weston
Mann's Fresh Vegetables
Maple Leaf Farms
National Honey Board
National Mango Board
National Onion Association
National Peanut Board
National Processed Raspberry Council
National Turkey Federation
National Watermelon Promotion Board
Olives from Spain
Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service
Pear Bureau Northwest
PepsiCo Foodservice
Potatoes USA
Red Diamond
Regal Springs Tilapia
Rich's Foodservice
Spread the Mustard
Sterling Rice Group
T. Marzetti Foodservice
Ted's Montana Grill
The Beef Checkoff
Tyson Foods
USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council
VeroBlue Farms
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board


IFEC Announces New Board of Directors

President, Tom O'Brien; Vice-President, Michael Holleman; Secretary, Susan Gunther; Treasurer, Doug Peckenpaugh. Board members: Greg Avdoian, Wendy Brannen, Kelsey Casselbury, Peggy Castaldi, Nicole Duncan, Amber Hensley, Rochelle Rizzi and Kathleen Stoehr.

2017 Food for Good Award Recipient Named

Boulder Bridge House received the 2017 Food For Good Award sponsored by Smuckers Away from Home.

Reser's Foodservice awards "Hungry to Learn" Culinary Scholarship

Two Boulder-based Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts students competed for a $1,000 scholarship towards culinary education. IFEC conference attendees tasted their mouth-watering, "Mac Daddy” dishes featuring Reser’s Mac & Cheese and voted for their favorite. Congratulations to the grand prize winner, Miguel Villalobos.

IFEC Awards $10,000 in Foodservice Communications Scholarships in 2017

IFEC announces the awarding of $10,000 in scholarships to three university students who intend to pursue careers in journalism, public relations or marketing communications within the foodservice industry. [more in News Item 3]


March 15, 2018
Student Scholarship applications due

March 20, 2018
Chicago Regional Reception/Networker

May 21, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting in Chicago
Bubble Party in Chicago

October 24-26, 2018
Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC at the Marriott City Center