How we see the future


IFS vouches for a hands-on, client-oriented and transparent approach. We strive for long-term and durable client relationships. We insist on personally visiting each vessel to understand its corporate culture. We invest in our clients, build up a band of trust and a good understanding. This results in mutual respect and great outcomes. We always look for new opportunities and challenges. Troubleshooting is our middle name. We do not avoid difficulties. We thrive on them. And with a lot of passion, we tackle them.

What drives us? It is our passion for food, people and data.

our milestones


Serving ships and their crew since 1992

1976


ship

1976 First trip as a cook's mate

Michel Pradolini makes his first trip as a cook's mate on board of the Dart Europe. He is promoted to executive chief of a passenger vessel and later to camp boss on an oil platform.

2000 IFS was founded

IFS was founded. From day one, Michel Pradolini has been building a catering concept that focuses on the cook and reduces waste and administration.

2000



2000



2000 IFS was founded

IFS was founded. From day one, Michel Pradolini has been building a catering concept that focuses on the cook and reduces waste and administration.

2005



2005 new training center

The next logical step in IFS’ catering philosophy was to train its own cooks. Today we have trained more than 1000 cooks in our training center.

2011 welcome to Singapore

IFS opens office in Singapore

2011



2011



2011 welcome to Singapore

IFS opens office in Singapore

2013



2013 MLC Nomination

M. Pradolini is nominated by the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) board of experts to adopt the guidelines on the training of ship cooks.

2020 food lab

In 2020 we moved the Belgian headquarters to Merksem and integrated a brand-new food lab. Every day we create and develop new, healthy and nutritious menus.

2020




2020 office in Poland

IFS opens office in Poland.

Today

IFS is a worldwide innovator of the food sector in remote areas.

2020




2020 office in Poland

IFS opens office in Poland.

2020 food lab

In 2020 we moved the Belgian headquarters to Merksem and integrated a brand-new food lab. Every day we create and develop new, healthy and nutritious menus.

Today

IFS is a worldwide innovator of the food sector in remote areas.

Corporate social engagement


Without a doubt IFS is a human company. Not only do we take wellbeing on board to a higher level. Where possible we offer opportunities to people who socially or economically find themselves in precarious situations. In our training center in the Philippines we structurally work with local street children. Cook apprentices regularly prepare meals for them, and kids are offered the opportunity to participate in our food courses. This way they can expand their skill set and work on their future.

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