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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

Change is good for all of us if we embrace what’s new, respecting our history and not simply holding onto what has worked in the past for each of us, NAFEM, or our industry when the time to change has come.

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U.S Senator Ron Johnson (WI-R) met with 15 Wisconsin companies, including NAFEM members Hatco, represented by Dave Rolston, CFSP, president/CEO, and Vollrath, represented by Steve Heun, CFO, to learn more about the impact on their businesses of the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs and Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports.

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The Administration has proposed an additional $200 billion in 10% tariffs on Chinese imports. This new list of tariffs (list 3), has been added to list 1 of $34 billion in 25% tariffs that went into effect July 6, and list 2 of $16 billion of 25% tariffs under consideration.

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