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Chef’s Competition, Foundation Scholarship, Event Success and More - February 2017 OnBoard

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February 2017


Chef's Competition

IFSA wants to challenge our top tier in-flight industry chefs to enter the Annual Chefs Competition - one of the most anticipated and exciting events of the year! This year the competition heads to Long Beach where the IFSA Annual Meeting & Expo will take place. Chefs will showcase their skills in a dynamic arena against the most talented chefs from around the world to see who can take the heat and cook their way to the title of Best In-Flight Executive Chef of 2017. Think you have what it takes? Application deadline is May 19.   



Regional Event

IFSA kicked off 2017 with a fantastic Regional Event in San Francisco. With 80 attendees, this was our most successful event yet! Our members enjoyed visiting with colleagues, meeting new members and enjoying donated refreshments. Thank you to our generous sponsors Truitt Family Foods, Real Torino, Rustic Bakery, AMI and Sid Wainer. Please mark your calendar for our next event on June 26 in New York City. 

2017 Foundation Scholarships

Since its inception in 2000, IFSA Foundation has raised almost $700,000, awarding scholarship money to over 135 deserving students. The scholarships range from $2000 to $10,000 and are open to families of all of our member companies. Whether you or a family member is entering college for the first time, or returning as an adult learner, please take advantage of this wonderful program. The deadline for submissions is April 28.




Ayele Solomon
Founder Winemaker, The Honey Wine Company

Departure City: SFO

Menu Preference: Spicy and well seasoned entrees.


Industry Experience: 7 years in the wine industry and 40+ years of traveling


IFSA Membership: New Member

His job: Fermenting wine and acting as a global brand ambassador for award-winning dry & semi-sweet Bee d'Vine, "the honey wine for wine lovers"


Why IFSA: "Today our wine is served on board Ethiopian Airlines, it’s still the national beverage in Ethiopia, going to about 100 country destinations. I found that this international story resonated immediately with the the cosmopolitan members of IFSA - what better way to announce our universal, sustainable, Sonoma County crafted aged honey wine than on aircraft."



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International Flight Services Association 2017