About NAFEM

Close to the industry.
Committed to the issues.

After more than 60 years representing 550+ foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers, we’re as dedicated to their success as ever. Members of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) benefit from our vast resources and solid support – from organized advocacy efforts to education and marketing tools. Read on to learn more about us.

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Our mission:
The enduring success
of our members.

Through our events and resources, we’re dedicated to spurring success and forward progress among our member companies.

Mission & purpose

Advocacy with an eye
on the details.

Before acts are passed and regulation enforced, we pay close attention to how legislation could impact our members’ business – and make their voices heard.

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Board of directors

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Allied organizations

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Management team

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The NAFEM Show

Every other year, The NAFEM Show attracts thousands of qualified foodservice equipment and supplies buyers – a powerful marketing opportunity for all of our exhibitors. With a wide array of products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service on display, the show is a one-stop-shop for operators, dealers, consultants and restaurateurs alike.

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In-depth insights

If you’ve been meaning to become a Certified Foodservice Professional, consider participating in the annual overview seminar at NAFEM headquarters in Chicago. The next NAFEM-hosted overview and exam takes place Aug. 23 & 24.

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As the year draws to a close, we all naturally look back to reflect on our experiences, celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes. It’s also a time to plan how we will grow, learn, share and prosper in the new year.

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NAFEM has released its 2016 Size & Shape of the Industry Study, which reports NAFEM-member company 2015 sales in a variety of foodservice equipment and supplies categories.

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