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The IF&B Forum Hall of Fame Society History


Members of the International Food & Beverage Forum during the 2002 Inauguration of the International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame in Providence, Rhode Island


At the annual Meeting in 1998, the International Food & Beverage Forum® Members decided to establish an International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame™. The International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame™ became not only a place to honor persons who influenced the international scene of Food & Beverage through their outstanding efforts, creations and contributions, but also a library open to all young professionals from around the world visiting Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

In April 2003 the International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame Society™ was founded as an association of personalities interested in creating this unique study environment for young hospitality professionals and sharing their passion for fine dining.

To give more international visitors the opportunity to view the achievements of our honorees, we opened on November 6, 2008 the temporary International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame™ at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas, Nevada. In June 2013 the International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame™ was moved to the permanent location on the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Campus in Chicago, Illinois.

The International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame Society™ will become one of the most respected and prestigious Food & Beverage related global association honoring on an annual basis Food & Beverage Industry leaders through their induction into the International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame™.

Once the criteria for the International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame™ Honorees were set, it was decided, in cooperation with Villeroy & Boch, that each candidate would receive a Limited Edition replica of an 18th Century Octavian Centerpiece Tureen during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. As of 2012 The Villeroy & Boch Trophies was replaced with an RAK Porcelain “Gold Collection Tureen”.

Through the organization of international events, the International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame Society™ will raise funds to support the “International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame™, the related scholarships and study facilities for hospitality students around the world.

The association will also collect Food & Beverage related documents and paraphernalia to enhance the collections displayed at the “International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame™” in order to ultimately create better study facilities and programs for hospitality students.

Members of The International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame Society™ are not necessarily Food & Beverage professionals, but individuals who would like to contribute to the goals of this association.

Contact: Lee Evans
E-Mail:      lee.evans@centurylink.net
Websites:  www.foodandbeverageforum.com

International Food and Beverage Forum - Hall of Fame Society
International Food and Beverage Forum - Hall of Fame Society
International Food and Beverage Forum - Hall of Fame Society
International Food and Beverage Forum - Hall of Fame Society
International Food and Beverage Forum - Hall of Fame Society
International Food and Beverage Forum - Hall of Fame Society
International Food and Beverage Forum - Hall of Fame Society
International Food and Beverage Forum - Hall of Fame Society

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