IFSEA International Food Service Executives Association

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Established in 1901, the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) is the industry's oldest association for those furthering their hospitality careers. known for helping members and non-members earn food service certificates, scholarships, and more.

You can find our members in the following sectors of the Hospitality Industry:

Restaurants

Clubs

Catering Services

Bars

Nightclubs

Military Branches

Cruise Lines

Airlines

Corrections Facilities

Schools

Sports & Theme Parks

Distributors

Brokers

Food Equipment Manufacturers

Health Departments

…And More

IFSEA IS UNIQUE

IFSEA reaches beyond common culinary and restaurant professions, assisting professionals working behind the scenes and those seeking management roles as well. We hold annual conferences, culinary competitions, and award ceremonies to network and discuss current happenings, but mostly to have fun.

 We also work on charitable programs such as certifications for homeless veterans. Our connections in the industry have helped countless individuals. 

 IFSEA membership is perfect for executive chefs, restaurant owners, catering directors, food suppliers, professionals, or students new to the industry. Let us help you broaden your skills and foster relationships needed to reach executive levels within the food service and hospitality industry.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

IFSEA's professional development programs focus on boosting your professional credibility. For example, earning your food service executive certification will enhance your resume while showcasing your talents, knowledge, and experience in the field. Our certifications include both food service and process/application, with certification practice exams available as well.