IFMA names 2018 winners of Silver Plate award

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association has made public the 2018 recipients of its annual Silver Plate awards.

The nine winners—each of whom was given the top prize in their respective foodservice segment—include four well-known names in noncommercial:

  • Healthcare: Jim McGrody, director of culinary and nutrition services at UNC Rex Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C.
  • C&U: Dennis Pierce, executive director of dining services at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.
  • B&I: Michiel Bakker, director of global food services for Google
  • K-12: Ken Yant, director of school nutrition for Gwinnett County Public Schools in Suwanee, Ga.

The honorees were revealed at IFMA’s annual Chain Operators Exchange, held in Las Vegas.

From the nine, one will be named the recipient of IFMA’s Gold Plate award on May 19, according to a news release. Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck was given that honor last year.

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