Connection. Support.
Invaluable resources.

It’s all at NAFEM members’ fingertips – and we encourage them to take full advantage. Many of our 600+ 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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Member Spotlights

Established in 1919, Forbes Industries began by building mobile carts for the movie industry.

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The concept of The Shortening Shuttle® began with a man and his wife cleaning restaurants, which included removing excess cooking oil from fryers. They were continually burning themselves as they transported the waste hot oil. They knew there had to be a better way.

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Insinger was founded in 1893 and then acquired in the 1920s by the current owners. Today, we’re the only family-owned, family-operated commercial dishwasher manufacturer that is in its fifth generation of continuous operation—and over 120 years old!

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