About CAFP


CAFP is committed to personal and professional growth of its membership and building credibility for the foodservice industry through networking, education, and the provision of our professional designation.



  • We are a national association of diverse professionals united by our dedication to lifelong learning.
  • We are committed to providing our members with opportunities for fellowship, recognition and personal growth.
  • Our activities focus on networking and education, offering benefit to individual Professional and student members, and ultimately all foodservice industry stakeholders.


  • To enhance the prestige of the food service profession through raising standards of service.
  • To promote education in the industry and increased opportunities for youth to train for the food service profession.
  • To promote research in food service and nutrition.
  • To promote through good fellowship and personal association new opportunities for increased management efficiency and exchange of professional information.              

About Us

Originally founded over 110 years ago, CAFP has withstood the test of time by maintaining its relevance in a continually changing business environment. By listening to our members, tracking their needs, and those of the foodservice and hospitality industry, we have adapted our programs to meet these evolving requirements. CAFP is one of the originators of change management.

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Amanda Hunt

CAFP really cares about their student members. I have been given so many opportunities to network, be mentored, get involved with the community, ...Read more

Audrius Valiulis

"The CAFP is an association which has assisted me both personally and professionally. I was fortunate enough to be presented a few bursaries...Read more

Brenda Hanlon

As a student branch advisor at St. Francis Xavier University I truly value the support and guidance that the association provides to me and the...Read more

Edwena Kennedy, RD SE

"CAFP has been such an amazing association to be a part of. From my time as a student and now as a working professional, my fellow members have...Read more

Lilian Button, CFE

Monthly Meetings and annual conferences help foodservice dietitians stay abreast of current foodservice trends and cuisine!  And using CFE (...Read more

Thomas Holzschuher, RD, CFE

"From student to senior executive, CAFP has connected me with key industry leaders and through this network my career has advanced...Read more