As part of NAFEM's long-term partnership with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA),
Brad Barnes, CMC, director, CIA consulting and industry programs, holds the NAFEM
professorship in Culinary Arts. The partnership is dedicated to specialized research
in foodservice equipment and supplies, product development and industry education. Chef Brad's
in NAFEM online
highlights a current trend or issue he's facing in the kitchen.
In his current column, Chef Brad reports on the Menus of Change event, which took place recently,
bringing great culinary minds together to discuss current and future foodservice industry issues.
Join us February 19-22, 2016
, at the InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino
San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Management Workshop. Watch future issues of
NAFEM online for program details.
On July 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final rule -
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes under the Significant
New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program*
. The rule restricts the use of certain refrigerants and
foam-blowing agents currently used by NAFEM members and other industries. See EPA's Fact Sheet
NAFEM has been working closely with members, government agencies, House and Senate representatives
and other trade groups for two years to communicate how the proposed rule will affect commercial
foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturing. We welcome your input on the final rule and
its impact on your business. We're particularly interested to gain input on the effective date
for delisting currently-used refrigerants and foam-blowing agents tabulated by category in the
attachment, EPA Alternative Refrigerants for SNAP
, starting on page 44.
To share your thoughts in confidence, contact: Frank Moore, Government Relations Sr. Director,
; or Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, Director, Member Services,
*To view the links, login to the NAFEM website and visit the Advocacy - News section. To view
the public docket, visit www.regulations.gov
and search for docket number EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0198.
In June, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association's (NMFTA) Commodity Classification
Standards Board (CCSB) attempted to reclassify the freight class for commercial dishwashers.
The proposal, which called for a change in class from 92.5 to 200 or 250, resulting in a
massive freight transportation rate increase, was withdrawn from the docket until the CCSB's
meeting in September. Dishwasher manufacturers are strongly encouraged to evaluate their
unique situations and provide specific transportation characteristics, including density,
handling, stability and liability to CCSB before September 25, c/o: Shannon Allard,
classification specialist, NMFTA, email@example.com; +1.703.838.1809. To review all
changes being implemented, login to the NAFEM website and click on the "Advocacy" tab. NAFEM
members may also direct questions to Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, firstname.lastname@example.org
, to add your name to the list of participants.
Post questions, concerns and get help on regulatory issues that affect you on NAFEM's Advocacy
Discussion Forum. The forum is an informal tool to help you learn about issues and share
suggestions with fellow NAFEM members. To participate, login to the NAFEM website
Discussion Forums, agree to the Rules of the Road and get started!
is the resource operators turn to for gathering NAFEM-member product
information. It's a convenient 24/7 product showcase available to the entire
foodservice industry for researching equipment and supplies options. Take a
moment to review your listing and provide updated product information as needed
into the site.
If you are still interested in participating in next month's CFSP overview seminar & exam at
NAFEM's Chicago headquarters office, contact Vonceil Roberts
; +1.312.821.0216), as soon as possible.
The overview takes place Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., CDT (previous start
time was 8 a.m., CDT). Participants return Thursday, August 13, from 9 - 11:30 a.m., CDT,
to take the exam (previous start time was 8 a.m., CDT). The overview and exam are no
longer offered during The NAFEM Show or NRA Show.
Can't make it in August? You can always purchase one of NAFEM's CFSP
packages to streamline the certification process. The CFSP Online Course
Package is $775/person and includes the application fee, a .pdf copy of
the review questions and glossary of terms from the textbook, the online
module and exam. The CFSP In-Person Course Package is $550/person and
includes the application fee, the 20-chapter textbook, An Introduction
to the Foodservice Industry
, the one-day, in-person overview and exam.
to learn more, sign up
for the 2015 overview or to purchase a package.
NAFEM was saddened to learn of the passing of industry veteran and former NAFEM president,
Russell Richmond "Dick" Campion. He enjoyed a career that spanned 40+ years, and was a
treasured friend and mentor to countless industry peers. View the obituary
to read about his
remarkable career and legacy. In lieu of flowers, please support St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Take a moment to visit NAFEM's
directory of associate members
to count them as resources for your service needs in education and
training, employment recruitment, export management, food safety
product needs, marketing and communications services, systems and
technology, product design, development and engineering, third-party
certification, utility organizations and trade publishing.
NAFEM's industry calendar
needs your input. It includes a feature that
allows you to download events into your personal calendar. Once you
have visited the site to add an event, please allow 48 hours for
NAFEM staff to review the submissions and make them live.
NAFEM's official Facebook
page is up and running! If you are a Facebook
user, we encourage you to "like" our page. We'll bring you the latest
news from NAFEM, complete with glimpses into our future and blasts from
our past. The easiest way to find us is to use Facebook's search function
and type in "North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers."
See you on social media!
NAFEM hosts a pavilion at Food & Hotel Asia (FHA2016)
, April 12-15, 2016, in Singapore.
For information and to secure pavilion space, contact Michele Zichy, exhibit sales director,
Oak Overseas, Ltd., +1.704.837.1980 x303; email@example.com
The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) recently introduced an all new
calendar and signup form to begin taking reservations for its World Headquarters & Global
Training Facility in Fort Mill, S.C. The space can be used for equipment training,
rep/consultant training or as business meeting space. Register via CFESA's website
NAFEM members are invited to attend a Manufacturer's Best Practices Seminar,
September 1-2, in Denver. The seminar is presented by the Institute for Professional
Advancement (IPA) and Manufacturers Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF).
If you want to learn how to develop realistic and appropriate expectations, as well as manage
and communicate more effectively with your reps, you can register
Congratulations to the following NAFEM associate member on their recent achievement:
The Torch Group
, Executive Search Group, celebrates
its 25th anniversary.
The Legacy Companies, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently acquired Bevles from Standex International
Corporation. More information can be found at www.thelegacycompanies.com
Vet2Tech helps transitioning veterans find employment in advanced manufacturing
and technical service careers. Are you looking to hire HVAC and hot-side
technicians, CNC programmers/operators, mechanical, electrical or
industrial engineers, tool and die makers, technical support, customer
service, supply chain, sales, logistics, information technology,
assemblers, fabricators, quality control experts, maintenance
technicians, welders or cutters? Vet2Tech can help you. For more
information, visit www.vet2tech.org
or contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June PPI Index
on July 15.