MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Network til you drop
Build relationships
Share your story
Learn from colleagues


Contacts at your fingertips
The Member Directory is the "A" list of foodservice communicators
Editor members are the best people to help you tell your story
PR members make great partners for promotions

The inside scoop
Download editorial calendars and factsheets from the member section
Get editors' tips about working with them at "Meet The Press" at the annual conference


"IFEC provides a place for editors and publicists to form warm, mutually respectful professional and personal bonds--a place that could never exist in the consumer media world.” -- Pat Cobe, Senior Editor, Restaurant Business

Cut to the chase
PUBLICISTS -- No need to criss-cross the country to meet with editors
Sign up for Office Hours, private, 10-minute desk side visits during the conference

EDITORS -- Get your story leads from reliable sources in Office Hours
Need content in a hurry? Use Story Mart to broadcast your needs to publicists


Showcase your brand
Take advantage of sponsorship opportunities at IFEC events to put your food on their plates, your name in their minds


I have relied on IFEC for over twenty years to provide editorial relationships and structure for the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) public relations program." -- Don Odiorne, Vice President Foodservice, Idaho Potato Commission

Professional development
Workshops, educational sessions, and deep dives into the local food community at the annual conference
Tuition reimbursement program for qualified members


Giving back
Our annual benefit auction funds scholarships for promising students pursuing foodservice communications
Mentoring scholarship applicants gives them a leg up and lets you see the world in a new light
Service projects during the annual conference benefit the local community


Sponsors come up with crafty ways to educate
conference attendees



 


Thirty-some magazines make up the IFEC mix