Mission & Purpose

Our mission: The enduring success of our members.

Founded in 1948, NAFEM represents 600+ 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.



To be the most valued business resource for our members.

In-depth insights

Check out the the latest ENERGY STAR updates.

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NAFEM’s team at Barnes & Thornburg advises that compliance with U.S. laws and regulations – including screening customers and business partners and ensuring your business is properly complying with U.S. export controls, trade sanctions and customs rules – should be on members’ 2020 to-do lists. “Doing so is even more compelling since the U.S. Department […]

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year filled with excitement and cheer—and plenty of opportunities. To show you just what we mean, we’ve gathered some of our favorite holiday facts, insights and trends.

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