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 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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Education and Certification
Education and Certification

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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Upcoming events




NAFEM’s TLC & NDPSC meets at GTI

Des Plaines, IL / Nov. 8, 2018

Gas Technologies Institute (GTI) Lab

The meetings are open to all members and GTI is offering a tour of their facility and nitrogen oxides (NOx) testing capabilities.





The NAFEM Show 2019

Orlando, Florida / Feb. 7-9, 2019

Orange County Convention Center

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CFSP Overview & Exam

Chicago, Illinois / Aug 14-15, 2019

NAFEM Headquarters

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