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CIA Partnership
NAFEM enjoys a strong partnership with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to educate future foodservice industry professionals, discuss emerging equipment needs and understand worldwide food and flavor trends.

Partnership Objectives
  • Broaden knowledge about research influencing the industry.
  • Identify, develop and promote best practices and new innovation.
  • Increase collaboration and dialog between NAFEM and CIA community.
  • Advance curriculum development on all CIA campuses.*
  • Establish a foodservice equipment and supplies Advisory Board.
  • Act as an advisor to NAFEM.
  • Promote awareness about NAFEM and industry trends.
NAFEM Professorship in Culinary Arts
Chef Brad Barnes, CMC, Director CIA Consulting and Industry Programs, is the first recipient of the NAFEM Professorship in Culinary Arts. The position is dedicated to specialized research in food equipment manufacturing, curriculum development and industry education and strengthens the relationship among the CIA, NAFEM, NAFEM members and foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers.

Chef's Selection
Education & Presentations