Chef Jeff Denton receives national Silver Plate Award
Ponca City Now - March 22, 2016 12:56 pm
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association has announced the winners of its 2016 Silver Plate Awards.
Nine Silver Plate category winners were unveiled by 2015 Gold Plate Honoree John Miller, president and CEO of Denny’s, at the annual IFMA Chain Operators Exchange in Las Vegas.
“It’s hard to believe I was this year’s recipient,” said Denton. “In the food business, this is a huge deal and an incredible honor. I am looking forward to all of the festivities in May and the video crew visiting our district.”
Silver Plate winners are nominated by IFMA members and industry leaders and then selected by a distinguished jury, including national trade press editors, food service experts and past award winners.
From the Silver Plate winners, one is chosen by the jury to receive the food service industry’s most prestigious recognition, IFMA’s 2016 Gold Plate Award.
Denton will be honored at a black tie dinner May 21 at the Revel Fulton Market in Chicago.
The Gold & Silver Plate Celebration is attended by hundreds of food service executives and their guests, as well as numerous past Silver & Gold Plate winners.
It is recognized as the premier food service awards dinner in the industry.
In addition to the Silver Plate event, Chef Jeff will be inducted into the Silver and Gold Plate Society on May 22 at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in Chicago.
He has also received the ASBO National Eagle Award.
Prior to the ceremony, IFMA will be sending a film crew to Ponca City to capture footage for a video produced to be shown at the presentation in May.
Denton graduated from Ponca City High School in 1978 and Oklahoma State University in 1982, with a BS Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration. He is married to Camille and they have two children, Jordan, Senior Product Development Scientist for Sonic and Madison, a junior at the Academy of Contemporary Music.