Mission & Purpose

Our mission: The enduring success of our members.

Founded in 1948, NAFEM represents 550+ foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers, and is dedicated to spurring their success and forward progress. Our values, mission and purpose guide our operations to ensure that the organization moves continually forward, with and for its member companies. Read on to learn more.


We are dedicated to engaging our members in moving our industry ever forward.

We foster an environment that encourages learning, innovation and creativity.

We cultivate meaningful and progressive relationships with our members, industry partners and our mutual customers.

We demand honesty, integrity and respect for others.

about us - mission and purpose


To provide leadership to improve the global foodservice experience.



By June 2019, NAFEM will achieve record attendance satisfaction scores of exhibitors and attendees at its trade show and increase active member engagement in non-show activities.

In-depth insights

When it comes to foodservice trends for 2019, predictions run the gamut from new flavors to multimedia sensory thrills and beyond. Not to mention, with new technology delivering more convenient options that are less dependent on human intermediaries, 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which consumers will demand more from their experiences and from the companies responsible for harvesting, preparing and serving their food.

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The foodservice equipment and supplies industry is a dynamic one, that requires a continual hunt for good information. We’re always on the lookout for resources to help you improve your business, grow your knowledge and keep up with the latest industry issues.

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NAFEM congratulates Lawrence P. Moon, CFSP, chairman & CEO, The Sandstone Group and Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc., West Milwaukee, Wis., recipient of the 2019 NAFEM William W. Carpenter’s Award.  The award was presented during The NAFEM Show, Feb. 6, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. The William W. Carpenter Award is the association’s highest honor, given […]

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