"By being able to attend the Indianapolis National Conference in 2016, I was able to bring back to my company and co-workers the innovative and trending ideas that we shared. I love networking with people from other areas and hearing what works and doesn't work in their facilities. By attending the different sessions, I can bring back information to share with my co-workers and hopefully provide useful ideas."

Kathryn Mata, CDM, CFPP
Annual Conference & Expo Grant Recipient

Kathryn Mata

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 10 grants in FY19 - 20. See the complete list of recipients!