"Within a month of being certified, I was contacted about a job opportunity that hadn't been advertised - it was all through word of mouth within my ANFP network - and was able to earn more than I had previously! Since becoming certified, I became a board member for my state's Chapter and immediately got to be involved in the decision-making process regarding our upcoming meeting(s). Not only has the grant positively impacted my career, but my confidence and self-esteem."

- Jenna Markl, CDM, CFPP
Winter Certification Exam Grant Recipient

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the Foundation


NFEF engages in research and education that promote the role of the CDM as the expert in the profession of foodservice management and food safety.

Board of Trustees


The NFEF Board of Trustees is comprised of educators, professionals working in diverse institutional foodservice settings, and corporate supplier representatives.

Grant & Scholarship


The Foundation has awarded a total of 42 grants in FY18 - 19. See the complete list of recipients!