The Membership Experience
Membership with SFM gives you the opportunity to sit at the table with leaders, decision-makers, and trend setters in the onsite foodservice industry. Each person at the table brings their unique experience, insight, and knowledge and is ready to share.
Who’s at the table? As the only foodservice association targeting the Business and Industry (B&I) segment, membership includes over three hundred companies and nearly 25% of Fortune 100 companies. These companies include all facets of the B&I segment including executive dining rooms, catering, cafeterias, dining centers, conference centers, health & fitness centers, vending and pantry services. Individual members represent all aspects of the industry including client liaisons and self-operators; all major global, national, and regional foodservice contract management companies; and companies providing products and services to the onsite marketplace. Whatever your role is, everyone at the SFM table benefits from the experience.
The SFM Membership Promise
Everyday of your membership, we strive to provide you with tools, programs, education, and a network of colleagues to help you achieve your career and business objectives. Having instant access to a multitude of tools and resources will give you the support needed to succeed on a professional and personal level. Membership benefits include:
- National Conference ($150 discount for members)
- Critical Issues Conference ($100 discount for members)
- Local Networking Events ($25 discount for members)
- Free access to Industry Standards and Benchmarking Study ($200 for nonmembers)
- Online Body of Knowledge
- Virtual networking opportunities
- CareerCenter($200 discount for members)
- FastFacts (e-Newsletter)
- Online Membership Directory
Why do we call it the “Membership Experience”?
What makes SFM an “experience”? SFM is more than an association; SFM is the PEOPLE who make up the foodservice industry and the relationships you develop. Networking with other liaisons, self-operators, contractors or vendors will expand your in-depth understanding of the other roles in the industry and offers you a network of professionals to help you succeed – or at least get you through the day. Sitting at the SFM table is truly an experience, one you will gain more than you give and one that lasts a lifetime.
In the words of our members...click here to hear what Victoria Vega’s SFM membership means to her and the advice she has for her fellow members!
Membership Structure and Annual Dues
- Active - $395, Client Liaison, Educator, Foodservice Contractor and Self-Operator
- Associate - $595, Supplier
- Emeritus - $75, Retiree from the onsite foodservice industry
- Student - $25, Student enrolled in a HRI/Culinary program
*Young Professionals (35 years old and younger) are offered a discounted membership of $99 for the Active and Associate categories. Proof of age is required.
To join SFM click here.
To download a PDF version of the membership application click here.