Membership

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.

Advocacy

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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Research

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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Membership eligibility

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In-depth insights

If you’ve been meaning to become a Certified Foodservice Professional, consider participating in the annual overview seminar at NAFEM headquarters in Chicago. The next NAFEM-hosted overview and exam takes place Aug. 23 & 24.

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As the year draws to a close, we all naturally look back to reflect on our experiences, celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes. It’s also a time to plan how we will grow, learn, share and prosper in the new year.

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NAFEM has released its 2016 Size & Shape of the Industry Study, which reports NAFEM-member company 2015 sales in a variety of foodservice equipment and supplies categories.

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