Connection. Support.
Invaluable resources.

It’s all at NAFEM members’ fingertips – and we encourage them to take full advantage. Many of our 550+ members play an active role in the association – serving on the board and participating in committees. Read on to learn more.

Member engagement opportunities

Certified Foodservice
Professional (CFSP) Program

In 1987, NAFEM established the CFSP Program to educate and raise the bar for foodservice professionalism.

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The Annual Meeting &
Management Workshop

This biennial, three-day workshop offers valuable education and networking opportunities for executives at NAFEM member companies.

Committee Involvement

NAFEM committees offer members a unique opportunity to influence critical areas of the industry, from professional development to regulatory and technical issues.


NAFEM’s voice in statehouses and on Capitol Hill gets louder and stronger each year –tackling everything from trade barriers to environmental regulations.

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Members rely on our research – including the biennial Size & Shape of the Industry Study – to assist in business planning, product development and benchmark setting.

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Technical Affairs

NAFEM members have a platform to weigh in on and influence constantly evolving industry standards.

The NAFEM Show

The NAFEM Show attracts thousands of qualified foodservice buyers – a powerful marketing opportunity for all of our exhibiting members.

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In-depth insights

We know it’s a challenge to attract millennials to the E&S workforce. Here are a few stats about what they’re looking for ‒ and how you can improve.

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NAFEM’s Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) credential is one of the most recognizable symbols of excellence and achievement in the industry. And like highly-recognized certifications in any industry, recipients can keep their CFSP qualifications current by participating in point-earning activities.


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In the United States, wages are climbing  and unemployment is at its lowest rate in nearly 50 years. However, a healthy economy also means a tight labor market – especially for manufacturers. This intensified competition for top talent is complicated further by another factor: changing demographics. Baby boomers are retiring, and millennials now account for […]

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