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

You already know The NAFEM Show is the only industry trade show dedicated exclusively to foodservice equipment and supplies. Not to mention over 500 exhibitors and 20,000 foodservice professionals attended in 2017!

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There’s no doubt about it: quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are a major part of the foodservice machine in the U.S. Whether you’re a student, full-time worker or stay-at-home parent, QSRs offer a lot in terms of convenience, taste and price – and Americans across the board seem to think so, as well.

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One thing is certain — we can count on a new round of issues in 2019 that will impact our business and create challenges with many underlying opportunities. NAFEM’s role thru the volatility, beyond what will be “the best NAFEM show ever” in February, is to continue to help gather, support and advocate with the information we provide to you, so that you and your leadership team better understand the important issues affecting your business.  Hopefully, each year, we grow in our ability to provide these services to you.

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