And the winners are...

IFMA has selected nine outstanding operator executives as recipientsof the 2005 Silver Plate Awards. The awards acknowledge enduring and extraordinary achievement as well as innovation. They pay tribute to the winners' contributions in the advancement of their segments as well as the foodservice industry. The winners include:

Dick Cattani, President, Restaurant Associates Managed Services, Restaurant Associates. (Foodservice Management);

Linda Lafferty, Director, Food & Nutrition Services; Director, Dietetic Internship; Associate Professor, Rush University, Rush University Medical Center (Health Care);

Mary Niven, Vice President of Resort Food & Beverage, Disneyland Resort. (Specialty Foodservice);

David Prentkowski, Director, Foodservices, University of Notre Dame (Colleges & Universities);

Dora Rivas, Division Manager—Food & Child Nutrition Services Department, Dallas Independent School District (Elementary & Secondary Schools);

Ronald Shaich, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Panera Bread (Chain Fast Service);

Marc Cohen, Executive Chef/Owner, 230 Forest Avenue Grill & Martini Bar/Opah (Independent Restaurants);

Paul Pusateri, Senior Vice President of Operations, Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (Hotel & Lodging);

Julia Stewart, President & Chief Executive Officer, IHOP Corp. (Chain Full Service).