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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In-depth insights

Check out the the latest ENERGY STAR updates.

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The E&S industry is constantly evolving and changing to meet new foodservice trends and growing consumer demands. As part of our What’s Hot! What’s Cool! What Works! from The NAFEM Show 2019, we’re sharing how Hamilton Beach Brands helped Yogurtland satisfy customers for a 3% increase in sales with the SmartServeBlend in a Cup. 

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Pizza is one of the oldest menu items with roots dating back to the B.C. time period. Over time though, pizza has evolved and grown into a lucrative and global restaurant segment.

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