"It was a great gift, just what I needed! I have been in the food industry my whole career! I was able to relax, study, and know that I did not have to pay for the test. It was a great bonus, and very much appreciated. My husband is my biggest supporter and has always been there for me! He is glad that I love what I do. With the weather last year, we were unable to have a corn crop, so this was a bonus receiving the CDM Credentialing Exam grant!"

Brenda F. Baerenwald, CDM, CFPP
Sanford Worthington Medical Center
CDM Credentialing Exam Grant

Brenda F. Baerenwald, CDM, CFPP

the Foundation


NFEF engages in research and education that promote the role of the CDM, CFPP 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 38 grants
in FY21 - 22. See the complete list of recipients!