Association News

Some time ago, at the CIA’s annual Menus of Change conference, we began tinkering with the idea of the “flip” concept; where a finished dish of food features animal protein used as a flavor enhancer rather than as the main ingredient. There were many successful dishes and a new strategy for foodservice evolved as a result of the work.

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Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), whose first job was as a dishwasher at a Walgreens grill and is the sole manufacturer in the U.S. Senate, met with NAFEM members at Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wis., May 31.

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Participate in NAFEM’s Data Protocol Subcommittee and Technical Liasion Committee meetings taking place May 20.  RSVP and suggest discussion topics by Monday, May 6 to Natalie Jarvis.

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The NAFEM Show, the world’s leading biennial showcase of innovative foodservice equipment and supplies for food prep, cooking, storage and table service, started off the year by breaking its record for attendees, exhibitors and the most exhibit space in the show’s history.

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The following was presented by Joe Carlson, CFSP, at the Annual Business Meeting, Feb. 6, Orlando, Fla.

Here are a few brief updates on NAFEM’s 2018 activities and what we have planned for 2019.

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NAFEM congratulates Lawrence P. Moon, CFSP, chairman & CEO, The Sandstone Group and Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc., West Milwaukee, Wis., recipient of the 2019 NAFEM William W. Carpenter’s Award.  The award was presented during The NAFEM Show, Feb. 6, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. The William W. Carpenter Award is the association’s highest honor, given […]

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NAFEM congratulates Carol P. Wallace, CFSP, former president and CEO of Cooper-Atkins Corporation, Middlefield, Conn., and Clifford D. Baggott, CFSP, president/CEO of Cres Cor, Mentor, Ohio, recipients of the 2019 President’s Award. The award, presented at The NAFEM Show, Feb. 6, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., recognizes a non-elected NAFEM volunteer who has donated […]

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NAFEM congratulates the recipients of its Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) award, presented at each NAFEM show to allied hospitality association leaders in recognition of their contributions to the industry.

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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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