Our focus at CAFP is to provide ongoing continuing education and lifelong learning experiences for our diverse membership.
2016 CAFP National Conference
Leading the Charge!
Thursday, May 12th , 2016 through Saturday, May 14th, 2016
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Our members consist of industry executives, food service suppliers, operators, manufacturers, sales professionals, educators, chefs, government employees from all levels, members of the military, consultants, health care dietitics, institutional feeding, and hospitality. All have equal voice and are encouraged to be active in the association, at both levels. Connect With Us
CAFP is a fun, dynamic, strong association that is growing.
It provides networking for foodservice professionals to help build professional and personal relationships in an informal environment and encourages mentoring relationships. This unique environment is something that you won’t find anywhere else in the foodservices industry! Connect With Us
Who We Are?
Our focus at CAFP
is to provide ongoing continuing education and lifelong learning experiences for our diverse membership. CAFP offers excellent educational programs at our branch meetings and our annual national conferences to help foodservice professionals become familiar with current standards and trends. As well, as part of our membership package, members are offered complementary subscriptions to top Canadian foodservice publications.
What do We Do?
The Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals (CAFP)
Originally founded over 110 years ago, 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.
Where to find Us?
We honour our commitment to the foodservice industry through our support of Student Branches and provide numerous bursaries to deserving students each year - both at the Branch and National levels. CAFP encourages students in related foodservices programs to become the leaders of tomorrow, today. Many of our student members find employment opportunities though their CAFP experiences and become industry leaders. Contact Us
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CAFP also provides all industry professionals opportunities to attain professional credentialing with the Credentialed Foodservice Executive (CFE) Program - representing an individual's achievement, knowledge, and dedication throughout a career.
Our program is recognized as the industry standard by the Canadian Human Resource and Tourism Council (CHRTC).
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A Welcome Message From Our President
After a great conference, held in the beautiful mountains of Kananaskis, our members return to their branches with renewed energy for another exciting year ahead.
Conference goers enjoyed great opportunities to build on personal networking circles while hearing energetic speakers on diverse topics from Alberta’s expanding Bison industry, celebrating the International Year of the Pulses (and tasting some amazing pulse recipes), to getting tips from Mark Milke, renowned author, columnist, and public policy analyst on setting the conditions for our own life successes.
For members who missed the conference, webinars of various sessions will be available to you, at no cost, by mid-September. For a nominal fee, non-members are welcome to register for these webinars too.
Other resources available to our members include access to a National Job Board as well as to the full membership roster- a diverse listing of professionals from different areas of our industry.
Consider joining CAFP to improve your employment opportunities, meet great people who support your professional journey, and develop some lasting work relationships.
Membership also allows professionals to give back to the industry by supporting and mentoring young professionals as they create their path to success.
The strength of our association lies in the strength of our members.
Decide to be part of it - join CAFP today!
Andrea Gillespie RD, CFE
Join now & grow with us! Together we will be on the cutting-edge of the "hospitality" industry.
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