Association News

To help the one in nine people[i] who may not know where their next meal is coming from, the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) announced a new, yearlong program to support the Feeding America network of 200 food banks located across the U.S.

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NAFEM regularly shares the website where members can locate contact details for federally elected officials. Thanks to a recently completed profile of the 116th congress by the Congressional Research Service, members can now learn more about the U.S. senators and representatives who make decisions that impact the commercial foodservice equipment industry.

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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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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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