What does IFS stand for?

International Food Services is an independent, all-in maritime catering company, offering advanced food solutions for both self-managed and outsourced galley staff.

IFS’ food order and monitoring system is aligned with our clients’ budget. It registers consumption accurately to the gram and calculates nutritional values.

IFS invests in, trains and supports cooks, as they are at the center of our food architecture model.

What does IFS stand for?

International Food Services is an independent, all-in maritime catering company, offering advanced food solutions for both self-managed and outsourced galley staff.

IFS’ food order and monitoring system is aligned with our clients’ budget. It registers consumption accurately to the gram and calculates nutritional values.

IFS invests in, trains and supports cooks, as they are at the center of our food architecture model.

What does IFS stand for?

International Food Services is an independent, all-in maritime catering company, offering advanced food solutions for both self-managed and outsourced galley staff.

IFS’ food order and monitoring system is aligned with our clients’ budget. It registers consumption accurately to the gram and calculates nutritional values.

IFS invests in, trains and supports cooks, as they are at the center of our food architecture model.

What does IFS stand for?

International Food Services is an independent, all-in maritime catering company, offering advanced food solutions for both self-managed and outsourced galley staff.

IFS’ food order and monitoring system is aligned with our clients’ budget. It registers consumption accurately to the gram and calculates nutritional values.

IFS invests in, trains and supports cooks, as they are at the center of our food architecture model.

What does IFS stand for?

International Food Services is an independent, all-in maritime catering company, offering advanced food solutions for both self-managed and outsourced galley staff.

IFS’ food order and monitoring system is aligned with our clients’ budget. It registers consumption accurately to the gram and calculates nutritional values.

IFS invests in, trains and supports cooks, as they are at the center of our food architecture model.

What does IFS stand for?

International Food Services is an independent, all-in maritime catering company, offering advanced food solutions for both self-managed and outsourced galley staff.

IFS’ food order and monitoring system is aligned with our clients’ budget. It registers consumption accurately to the gram and calculates nutritional values.

IFS invests in, trains and supports cooks, as they are at the center of our food architecture model.

Our maritime catering management approach streamlines and simplifies all food-related services for your ship, offshore business & crew

How does IFS work?

IFS primary aim is to increase buying power by reducing waste and inefficiencies. It does this by training and supporting cooks and improving the well-being of the crew, so that they can operate in an incident-free working environment.

1. Tasty and Healthy Food

IFS Increases the wellbeing of your crew by providing healthier and tastier food. We provide the necessary tools and training in order to turn your galley crew into a dedicated team.

Cooking with passion and know-how results in tasty, nourishing, diverse and multicultural cuisine.

2. Cost Control

IFS’ main motive is to reduce costs without compromising on food quality. Optimizing the supply chain and establishing a zero waste policy results in a thrilled staff, a cleaner planet and a profit-efficient kitchen.

3. Fact-based Supplies

To help our clients economize, IFS provides a food monitoring system, which allows for precise reporting on stocks, consumptions, nutrition intake and transparent budget control.

How does IFS increase a ship's cook impact?

An experienced and skilled chef is well-respected and will contribute towards a better atmosphere on board. We offer specialized, MLC-certified cook training programs at our IFS Academy.

Once aboard, our cooks can every day rely on a broad range of tools that make life in the kitchen easier: apps; digital cook books with movies, menu and order planning tools; yearly audits; HACCP forms and guidelines on best practices in food and crew safety.

This results in less complaints, a healthier and more motivated crew and a more people-, planet- and profit-efficient kitchen.

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"If you want to earn the respect of your colleagues on board, you need to show them that you are serious about hygiene regulations" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"There is simply no excuse for poor personal hygiene when working with food, no standard is strict enough in this respect" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"Starters are perfect dishes to use leftovers" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"A great cook invents food, a bad cook defrosts food" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"A good mix of Asian and European cuisine can give beautiful and tasty dishes" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"Use your fresh vegetables first, before using frozen or canned ones" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"A ship cook who makes nice healthy dishes, will earn the respect of the crew" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"Always keep in mind cultural and religious differences when preparing food" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"A fresh soup is healthy and a real vitamin bomb" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"We eat with our eyes" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"For health reason, try to avoid too much fried food" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

"Baking is something you learn by doing, not by thinking about it" - Michel Pradolini (CEO and Chief cook)

IFS & Corporate Social Responsibility

Contributing to a more ethical shipping business by providing sustainable and healthy food solutions is part of the company’s DNA, and lies at the heart of every IFS undertaking.

Reducing inequality by offering opportunities to the socially and economically disadvantaged, is part of our company’s mission.

Read more about our projects.

What can IFS offer you?

  • Increased well-being of your crew by providing healthier and tastier food
  • Specialized cooks' training programs, that meet the highest intercultural cooking standards
  • Fully-fledged cook support, including a cooking assistance app, cook books, movies, training and on-board audits
  • A detailed food supply and monitoring system
  • Cost control and increased purchase power by reducing waste and inefficiencies
  • Detailed consumption and nutrition reports for ship and fleet management
  • Less administration, on board and at head offices
  • A global network of purchasing power, independent from ship suppliers and ship owners
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OIL & GAS

Demanding oil and gas clients stand for quality, safety at a correct price. This ultra flexible and high innovating segment requires suppliers that think together to find the best possible solutions to boost the well-being of the crew and passengers.

RENEWABLES

This new segment is serviced with walk to work vessels or work boats. IFS catering teams and galley staff are ready to secure the crew and passengers their daily health and safety.

MERCHANTS

Marchant vessels are constantly changing destinations. IFS supplies from over 700 ports in more than 100 countries. Our strong supplier network is benchmarked on quality, service levels and prices.

REMOTE

A strong supply chain, good planning and the best cooks will satisfy the workers. Hard work in often extreme conditions needs to be rewarded with healthy, balanced and tasty food.

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Merchants

Marchant vessels are constantly changing destinations. IFS supplies from over 700 ports in more than 100 countries. Our strong supplier network is benchmarked on quality, service levels and prices.

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Remote

A strong supply chain, good planning and the best cooks will satisfy the workers. Hard work in sometimes extreem conditions needs to be rewarded with healthy, balanced and tasty food.

renewables

Renewables

This new segment is serviced with walk to work vessels or work boats. IFS catering teams and galley staff are ready to secure the crew and passengers their daily health and safety.

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Oil & Gas

Demanding oil and gas clients expect quality and safety at a correct price. This ultra flexible and highly innovative sector requires suppliers who, together with the client, find the best possible solutions to boost the well-being of the crew and passengers.

General Contact

info@ifs.be /  T: +32 (0)3 219 88 15

BELGIAN OFFICE
Jordaenskaai 23/201
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
T.: +32 (0)3 219 88 15

SINGAPORE OFFICE
150 Cecil Street #11-01,
069543 Singapore
T: +65 6221 8775

PHILIPPINES TRAINING CENTRE
Kamaya Pt. Brgy. Alas-asin,
Mariveles, Bataan 2105 Philippines
T: (+63) 47-237- 3355 (extension 4044)

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