There are organizations that provide representation to channel members. Representation is for many reasons; however, the primary purpose is for the benefit of the group and to create a platform for effective communication as well as establish standards of conduct. Operators can tap resources within some of these organizations, but not all. Some are closed to members only. Membership lists may be available from the association web site; others are available for a fee, and then others you will need to enter a name to confirm membership.
NAFEM – North American Food Equipment Manufacturers
Search manufacturer members displaying web site and contact information.
Independent Manufacturers Representatives
MAFSI – Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Food Service Industry
Closed to members and manufacturers agents only – Manufacturer Rep contacts can be obtained by contacting the manufacturer.
Distributors / Dealers
FEDA – Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association
Dealer name can be entered to check membership. Membership lists can be obtained for a fee.
CFESA – Commercial Food Equipment Service Association
Service agencies in your area can be located for all types of certified equipment service.
FCSI – Foodservice Consultants Society International- The Americas
Search Utilities are available on the web site to find consultants worldwide
NRA – National Restaurant Association
The leading end user organization and resource for all types of restaurant information
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