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

ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwasher Version 3.0 Spec gets an extension; ENERGY STAR Automatic Commercial Ice Makers Version 3.0 Spec takes effect on Jan. 28; and ENERGY STAR is updating its commercial foodservice equipment materials with the latest savings figures and product information.

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DOE Publishes a Notice of Information Collection Extension and Request for Comment The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register notice announcing the next step in the process to extend DOE’s information collection and is requesting comment by January 3, 2018. DOE Issues a Request for Information and Notice of Public Meeting […]

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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, 2018.

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