CIA Partnership

Collaboration for a successful future.

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. Read on to learn more.

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Partnership objectives

  • Broaden knowledge about research influencing the industry
  • Identify, develop and promote best practices and new innovation
  • Increase collaboration and dialogue between NAFEM and CIA community
  • Advance curriculum development on all CIA campuses
  • Establish a foodservice equipment and supplies Advisory Board
  • CIA to act as an advisor to NAFEM
  • Promote awareness about NAFEM and industry trends

NAFEM professorship in culinary arts

Chef Adam Busby, CMC, CHE, general manager of the CIA at Greystone is the current NAFEM Professor at the college. The position is dedicated to specialized research in food equipment manufacturing, curriculum development and industry education and strengthens the relationship among the CIA, NAFEM, NAFEM members and foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers.

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cia partnership

Menus of change

Menus of Change is a leadership initiative and annual summit co-presented by The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Department of Nutrition. The event envisions the convergence of nutrition and public health, environmental and social imperatives, the culinary arts, and innovation within the business of American foodservice. NAFEM members may help support this initiative through sponsorship, which allows a company representative to attend, learn and engage with this influential audience. For information, contact Shara Orem or call +1.707.967.2439.

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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