Fred KlashmanLeslie Klashman


For the past 19 years, Fred Klashman has been the co-publisher of: TFS-TOTAL FOOD SERVICE. The monthly publication is the voice of Metro New York’s foodservice community. Mr. Klashman has an extensive background in advertising sales which included positions with CBS Radio and ABC TV.

Klashman began his career in sports public relations  including professional hockey, soccer and traveled the world covering tennis. The Newton, Massachusetts native attended Colorado College where he played hockey. He has proudly worked side by side his wife and co-honoree Leslie for some 30 years.



 Leslie Klashman has been the co-publisher of TFS-TOTAL FOOD SERVICE since 1990. The Marblehead, MA native brought the experience of a career in publishing at Time Inc to the local trade publication. Leslie Klashman is the unseen face behind the award winning publication. Her areas of responsibility include the lively editorial content and production of TFS.

Most recently Ms. Klashman has spearheaded the firm’s launch of its graphic Arts and marketing unit: IDA MEDIA SOLUTIONS.

Ms. Klashman is a graduate of Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA.  Leslie lives in Stamford, CT with her husband and co-publisher Fred Klashman, with whom they recently celebrated their 30th anniversary.