The WFF said the contributions are essential to the growth and vitality of the organization and will support the continued development of quality WFF programming and member benefits.
"As a non-profit organization, the WFF is more than grateful for the financial support and energy that these sponsors contribute. We recognize that our corporate sponsors give much more than monetary support; they also give generously of their time and expertise," said Ann Nickolas, development director. "These contributions will ensure that the WFF has a solid foundation to continue its critical work of readying the foodservice industry for a workforce that will be 62% female by 2015."
The list of WFF 2006 multi-year sponsors includes: Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Foodservice (Benefactor Elite Partners); Darden Restaurants, Inc., Ecolab, Kraft Foodservice, Rich Products Corp. and Tyson Foods, Inc. (Platinum Elite Partners); American Express, Batrus-Hollweg and Sodexho (Platinum Partners); Applebee's International, Inc., (Gold Level Partner); and Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, Griffith Laboratories, and Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits (Silver Level Partners).