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IFSA Onboard August 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly McLendon
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August 2015



Time is Running Out to Register for 2015 CONFERENCE & EXPO!  
Join fellow industry professionals working to elevate the onboard experience at the 2015 Conference & Expo in Portland. Act quickly because we're just weeks away! Questions? Contact Jamila,


Our Official IFSA Hotel Booking

Doubletree Portland

1000 NE Multnomah

Portland, OR 97332

Room Rate: $169 single/double

Reservations: +1-800-996-0510

Check for availability at the IFSA group rate through Friday, September 4, 2015 on a first come, first served basis. For more information on the Doubletree and other hotel options click here


Onboard Innovation Pavilion on Exop Floor

On Wednesday, September 30, the Onboard Innovation Pavilion will play host to local Portland breweries for our Portland Craft Beer Experience! They'll give you a real taste of the city with some of the best brews in Portland. Participants include: Hop Works Urban Brewery, Rogue Ales & SpiritsBase Camp Brewing Co. and Deschutes Brewery.  


IFSA Regional Networking Event in Dallas!

We'd like to thank everyone who came out to our last Regional Networking Event in Dallas, TX on  August 6 and made it such a huge success. The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
was filled with over 60 IFSA members and guests! Keep on the lookout for more information on our next event. These are great ways to build relationships and learn more about how IFSA can benefit you and your business. Questions? Contact Emily,



APEX? IFSA Award Finalists for Best Food & Beverage

Congratulations to the APEX Passenger Choice Awards finalists for Best Food & Beverage:


Ethiopian Airlines

Korean Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Qatar Airways

Winners will be announced in Portland.


Be a Winner - Get involved in the IFSA Foundation Raffle at the 2015 Conference & Expo!

You can give back to the industry by participating in the IFSA Foundation Family Scholarship Raffle in Portland. Tickets will sell for $20 each and the winner will split the proceeds with the Foundation. Raffle tickets will be sold at the registration desk throughout conference and also at our end of conference Punchbowl Social event. See recent scholarship recipients below.

The IFSA Foundation Gives Back - Scholarship Recipients 

The IFSA Foundation Board is excited to announce the recipients of over $80,000 in scholarships to students related to IFSA members.

       Gourmet Foods Scholarship - Michael Kennedy

       WESSCO International Scholarship - Kelly Bucher
       James T. Pfannkuche Scholarship - Bruce Barringer
       Harvey & Laura Alpert Scholarship - Parker Ragle
       LSG Sky Chefs Scholarship - Katie Renard
       Sue Ling Gin Charitable Trust Scholarship - Nicole Huang
       Gourmet Foods Scholarship - Zina Darwish
       Harvey & Laura Alpert Scholarship - Meryl Goeke
       John Louis Foundation Scholarship - Emma Kautz
       Alphonse Joseph Scholarship - Allison Linzing
       Alphonse Joseph Scholarship - Rodney Babcock
       Oakfield Farms Scholarship - Grace Gimesky
       Flying Food Group Scholarship - Jorge Munoz
       King Nut Companies Scholarship - Paige Engle
       AMI Scholarship - Gretchen Williams
       John & Ginnie Long Scholarship - Trevor Barton
       Elite Airline Services Scholarship - Nicholas Melvin
       Gate Gourmet Scholarship - Darielle Robinson
       Ken Samara Scholarship - Michell Chaparro Medina 
       LSG Sky Chefs Scholarship - Jacob Griffith 

Scholarships can be used towards offsetting the cost of tuition, books, living expenses and associated costs and can be used to fund any level of higher education. In 2015, 2 recipients are pursuing Master’s degrees and 18 are pursuing Bachelor’s degrees, ranging in age from 18 to 40.


Through the generous donations from 16 IFSA members, 20 IFSA family members received scholarships this year. Since the scholarship program began in 2000, the Foundation has helped 98 families. For more information on the IFSA Foundation, our scholarships how to be a donor and how to apply next year, please visit our website


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