“The grant I received from NFEF impacted my career by allowing me to take my CDM exam sooner than I would have been able to without the grant. Having my CDM credential has allowed me to advance my career by becoming the kitchen manager at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center. Here, I serve high school junior and seniors along with staff, breakfast and lunch each day.

My facility recognizes my accomplishments by providing educational and recognizing my CDM accomplishment when considering me for the kitchen manager position.”

Nadia Sprankle, CDM, CFPP
Spring Certification Exam Grant Recipient

Nadia Sprankle

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 56 grants
in FY20 - 21. See the complete list of recipients!