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.

Join the conversation! Ask us about membership today.

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.


IFEC in Portland, November 2-5, 2015

We loved Portland,
that fabulous breakout food city, where we immersed ourselves in its rapidly-evolving tradition of culinary experimentation and invention with chef demonstrations, conversations with food leaders and behind-the-scenes tours of trend-shaping facilities. Stay tuned for details.

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.

Conference 2016 is in Minneapolis, October 26-29

Our 2015 NRA party was over the top

We enjoyed an overflow crowd of IFECers and industry friends and fabulous food and drink provided by our member-sponsors at our celebration May 18 at The Dawson.
Thank you to our generous sponsors and our friends at The Dawson! Watch for news of NRA 2016's gathering, scheduled for May 23.

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


Contact us at 845-229-6973 or

Executive Director Carol Lally
Member Services Director Jen Mac Kay

President Sam Oches, QSR magazine
VP Cathy Holley, Flavor & The Menu magazine
Secretary Bill Schreiber, Bissell Street Public Relations
Treasurer Rachel Tracy, Olson Communications
Board advisor Don Odiorne, Idaho Potato Commission