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IFSEA is a multifaceted service organization for
the professionals of the hospitality industry.

Our mission is to enhance the careers of our members through
professional and personal growth. 

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Check out the MANY CAREER TRACKS our industry offers
and how the collaboration of ifsea-gfi-fsi can help YOU! 

organization updates

Upcoming Meetups:

Global Meetups (Everyone is welcome) always the last Tuesday of the month at 4pm Eastern.
In 2022 - January 25th, February 22nd, March 29th, etc.

To Participate in the MeetUp (Password always IFSEA):

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“I was invited to an IFSEA Detroit Branch meeting. I wasn't going to go but agreed to attend the meeting where I was warmly welcomed and introduced to almost all in attendance! Everyone handed me their business card and said, "If you need help with anything, just call." With their help and the help of my new assistant and a few of the existing unit managers, a new restaurant and menu was born.”

Matt trupiano, Member since 1986

“You never know who you will meet in life, how they can help you, how you can help them, and how it will all play out. I owe it to Ed and IFSEA for allowing me to learn and the initial introductions to all the possibilities."

jaynee peterson, member since 2018

“This organization has done so much for me, I feel I can’t do enough to show my appreciation. My hope is I can help at least one person gain the confidence, leadership skills, professional connections and certifications, like Dr. J and IFSEA have done for me.”

Alysha Brooks, Member since 2012

“IFSEA has given me the inspiration to further my career through certifications and connections.”

glenn beatty, member since 2020

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Master Certified Food Executive (MCFE)® Certified Food Executive (CFE)® Certified Food Manager (CFM)® Certified Food Associate (CFA)®

Our certification program has our MOST prestigious level, Master Certified Food Executive (MCFE)®.

Each certification will not only dive into Food Safety but also includes: Customer Service, Management, Nutrition, Culinary Terminology & More Skills to Enhance Your Career in Foodservice.

NEW - With GFI's Certified Culinary Professional (CCP-Level II-III) we offer a choice of:
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Introduction to Pastry Arts with the French Pastry School - Powered by Rouxbe

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Our Monthly Newsletter is created with the combined efforts of members who provide advice, resources, industry updates, recipes and more! View fun photos from past IFSEA events and read member benefits!

Mentorship Program

Searching the internet for an answer is resourceful but, what if you knew someone that you could text or call quick to ask a question and receive an answer based on professional experience? 

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Donate to Scholarships

Students are the future and education is key to growing the industry with passionate, driven and knowledgeable individuals. To relieve the financial burden, we offer several scholarships!




Network with Professionals

Each month join us on our meetup Zoom calls! The calls last about 45 to an hour and people from all over the world join. The discussion ranges from industry issues to certifications to favorite books.

Join Our Calls!

Apply for Scholarships

IFSEA is dedicated to helping students pursue a career in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Through our partnerships we can offer financial support.

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Explore Business Resources

Our members business or employer will be listed on our business resource page. We hope this makes it easier for our members to find the resources they need by supporting fellow IFSEA members.

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Become an IFSEA Member Today! Join for only $49! We have reduced membership for military, students and individuals over 65! 

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Member Spotlights

Each month, we feature one of our IFSEA members by posting their story in our newsletters and on our Facebook, Instagram, Website and Now LinkedIn! 

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Since 1901, IFSEA has been synonymous with professional development in hospitality careers, career guidance, and educational support.

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(855) 273-6379

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Monday - Friday:
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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RETURN POLICY - For IFSEA membership, or If prior to taking an examination you would like a refund, send an email to or call 855-273-6379.  Once you test a refund is not possible.