Foodservice editorial connections start here
IFEC brings editors and PR/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 while PR members represent food boards, manufacturers, restaurants, non-commercial operations, trade groups, research firms and more.

To be a sponsor at our upcoming reception at the NRA show in Chicago. Monday, May 18 4:30 - 7:00 at The Dawson, Chicago.  For details or sponsorship information, CLICK HERE.

Benefits of membership include:
*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.

Note:
As of January 2015, IFEC will not be accepting American Express until further notice. Visa and Mastercard work as well as checks.

Events

Annual reception during the NRA Show, Chicago, May 18th
We celebrate members and industry friends at our annual cocktail party. Invitations to come. For details: ifec@ifeconline.com.

To be a sponsor, click here.

Annual conference heads to Portland, Maine, November 2nd - 4th
Join us in "Portland EAST," where there's a rapidly-evolving tradition of culinary experimentation and invention. The conference is our annual networking, learning and tasting fest. Put it on your calendar now.

Conference 2016 is slated for Minneapolis, Minnesota, October or November, TBA


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Conference 2014 in Dallas, Texas, November 3-5, was one of our most highly-rated. Check the newsletter for highlights. Many, many thanks to the following organizations for their support:

2014 Conference Sponsors

44 Farms
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
American Lamb Board
American Pistachio Growers
Ardent Mills
Avocados from Mexico
Barilla America, Inc.
Blendtec
Bunge Oils
CA Strawberry Commission
California Avocado Commission
California Milk Advisory Board
California Walnut Board
Chilean Fresh Fruit Association
Coastline Family Farms Nutraleaf Burgundy Lettuces
Dark Horse
Dole Packaged Foods, LLC
Dow AgroSciences
Duda Farm Fresh Foods
Food Genius, Inc.
General Mills Convenience & Foodservice
Green Plate Foods 
Idaho Potato Commission
InHarvest
John Lawn, JL&A Communications
J.M. Smucker Company
Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.
Knouse Foods
Kraft Foodservice
Kronos Foods, Inc.
La Brea Bakery
Lollipops from Salad Savoy
M&M/Mars
Mann Packing Company
Meat & Livestock Australia
National Honey Board
National Mango Board
National Peanut Board
National Pecan Shellers Association
National Pork Board
Nestle Professional
North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA)
Olives from Spain
Otis Spunkmeyer
Pacific NW Canned Pear Service
Pear Bureau Northwest
Pollo Tropical
QUALISOY
Simplot
Sunkist Growers
SupHerb Farms
Surrender Inc. - Matthew Mabel
Tozer Seeds
Treaty Oak Distillery
Uncle Ben's
USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council 
Ventura Foods
VerTerra Ltd.
Wayne's Farms
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

 

Contact us at 845-229-6973 or ifec@ifeconline.com.

Staff
Executive Director Carol Lally
Member Services Director Jen Mac Kay

Officers
President Sam Oches, QSR magazine
VP Cathy Holley, Flavor & The Menu magazine
Secretary Bill Schreiber, Bissell Street Public Relations
Treasurer Rachel Tracy, Olson Communications