Foodservice editorial connections start here
IFEC brings editors and PR/marketing communications specialists together to exchange ideas, share resources and confer on editorial content for foodservice-engaged readers. Member editors are the voices of the leading print and digital magazines. PR/marketing members represent food boards, manufacturers, restaurants, non-commercials, trade groups, research firms and more.

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IFEC --  60 Years A Classic
We celebrated IFEC's 60th during the NRA Show

We commemorated the anniversary with a cocktail gala in Chicago during NRA Show week where IFEC started when a group of foodservice editors and PR executives gathered for cocktails at the 1956 Show and decided to make it an annual event. Thanks to the Hotel Palomar and our sponsors for a fabulous event.

We love our sponsors

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  

Conference 2016: Destination Minneapolis
October 26 - October 28
The Radisson Blu Downtown
Details to come

Membership Benefits

*Entry to "Office Hours," private meetings between editors and publicists during the annual conference for discussing editorial placements

*Access to "Story Mart," an online service that relays requests from editors to publicists for story leads, photos, recipes, etc.

*Members-only member directory and media data

*Sponsorship opportunities for showcasing product to the editorial community

*Networking opportunities throughout the year

Through these and other programs, members build relationships that lead to new ideas appearing in print, online and on menus.

Past events
IFEC in Portland, Maine
November 2-5, 2015

Thanks, Portland! You're a fabulous food city and we loved every minute experiencing your inventive restaurants, meeting your talented chefs and exploring your trend-shaping farms, food producers, distilleries, roasteries and more. We even did the fermentory tour and tasting. Glad we were there.

Scholarship Benefit Auction, Fall 2015

Thanks to our friends at The Culinary Institute of America for sponsoring our annual auction to provide foodservice communications scholarships. The auction has generated $16,730 and counting.

Contact us at 845-229-6973 or

Executive Director Carol Lally
Member Services Director Jen Mac Kay

President Cathy Holley, Flavor & The Menu magazine
VP Tara Fitzpatrick, Food Management magazine
Secretary Mallory Jensen, bigInk PR
Treasurer Megan Bykowski, Stephan & Brady
Immediate Past President Sam Oches, QSR magazine
Board Advisor Gail Bellamy, Restaurant Hospitality magazine