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.



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

Check out the the latest ENERGY STAR updates.

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The E&S industry is constantly evolving and changing to meet new foodservice trends and growing consumer demands. As part of our What’s Hot! What’s Cool! What Works! from The NAFEM Show 2019, we’re sharing how Hamilton Beach Brands helped Yogurtland satisfy customers for a 3% increase in sales with the SmartServeBlend in a Cup. 

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Pizza is one of the oldest menu items with roots dating back to the B.C. time period. Over time though, pizza has evolved and grown into a lucrative and global restaurant segment.

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