Education and Certification

Educate. Elevate. Advance.

From a deeply established, globally recognized certification program to scholarship support within the foodservice community, NAFEM is committed to aligning and elevating the industry. Our member companies are equally dedicated to education and professionalism – and together, we’re always looking for ways to advance these connections and support. Read on to learn more.

Education and Certification

Certified Foodservice
Professional program

Through our Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) program, we aim to elevate our industry’s professionalism – across the spectrum. This globally recognized, in-demand credential is open to professionals throughout the industry.

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NAFEM Learning Center

NAFEM is committed to helping you grow in your knowledge of the foodservice E&S industry through our learning management system – an online hub of courses for NAFEM members that you can use to strengthen your knowledge in a number of foodservice areas.

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Education and Certification
Education and Certification

NAFEM and The Culinary
Institute of America

Our partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) greatly strengthens our bond with the culinary arts community. Through it, we keep NAFEM members close to future culinary trends – and the emerging professionals who will drive them.

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National Restaurant Association
Educational Foundation

Students are the future of our industry’s success – and NAFEM is committed to encouraging them. Through our endowed scholarship with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), we support student(s) in established hospitality programs.

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Education and Certification

Upcoming events




Annual Meeting and Management Workshop 2020

Miami, Florida/ Feb. 18-21, 2020

InterContinental Hotel

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The NAFEM Show 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana / Feb. 4-6, 2021

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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The NAFEM Show 2023

Orlando, Florida / Feb. 1-3, 2023

Orange County Convention Center

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