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.

The Party's On!
A toast to 60 years of IFEC

We're celebrating IFEC's 60th Anniversary during NRA Show week. It couldn't be more fitting -- we were founded by a group of foodservice editors and PR executives gathered for cocktails at the 1956 Show. Mark your calendar for Monday, May 23rd, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Hotel Palomar Chicago.

Thanks to 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.

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!

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