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Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute
established in Moscow in 2005 as an autonomous non-profit organization
The Institute was created on the basis of deep knowledge, experience and a clear understanding of the fact that the sphere of feeding systems for the population, and first of all children, requires an integrated approach, supported by scientific research and professional expertise.

Thus SIFI became the center of industry expertise and practical support of projects for the development and improvement of the quality of social feeding systems for different groups of the population.
  • Today, Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute is a team of qualified specialists and attracted branch experts who are able to solve problems of studying, analyzing, building and developing nutrition systems for the population both at the regional and local levels, and for the federal and international stakeholders.

    Comprehensive audit of the current state of catering services, assessment of management efficiency, financing and technical support, normative legal acts and interaction with the parent community is not a complete list of the competencies that we are ready to offer our customers.
Our founders:
  • Vladimir Chernigov
    President
    Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute
  • Vladislav Kuchma
    Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Deputy Director for Scientific Work of the FSBE "Scientific Center for Children's Health" - Director of the Research Institute of Hygiene and Health Protection of Children and Adolescents of the Ministry of Health of Russia.
  • Anatoly Skalny
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Director of the Institute of Bioelementology, University of Orenburg, General Director of the UNESCO Institute of Micronutrients (Lyon, France), founder of the Center for Biotic Medicine.
SIFI experts took part in the development and implementation of projects and programs for the organization and development of food systems, starting with research and ending with the design of industrial enterprises. Conducted applied research for industry (JSC Gazprom) and transport (Russian Railways), designed combines and social facilities (the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Health) and troop nutrition (the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation), developed programs to improve school feeding (the Presidential Administration and subjects of the Russian Federation).
In addition to practical tasks, the SIFI expertise was involved in the preparation of the Food Security Doctrine in 2010, in 2012–2018. When developing concepts of domestic food aid, draft State Standard of Nutrition and federal laws on child nutrition and the basics of public catering in the Russian Federation at the sites of the State Duma and the Council of the Federation.
International experience
Since 2010, SIFI has been a partner of the United Nations World Food Programme, participating in projects that help countries create and improve the school feeding system.

Donor funds from the Russian Federation help to successfully implement programs to improve school feeding in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Similar tasks were performed in Tunisia, Jordan and Morocco. Projects are being developed for other countries in need of such assistance.