IFMA is the premier association representing all facets of food-away-from-home

The food-away-from-home industry is essential to our teams, customers, communities, and the economy. IFMA exists to lead the industry and facilitate opportunities to meet common challenges; share ideas, innovations, and advancements; and contribute to continued success.



IFMA is the industry hub for facilitating relationships and illuminating business opportunities. We prepare the way for you to form invaluable connections, both with industry partners and customers, as you collaborate to address current issues and relevant topics. Be empowered to lead and build your industry presence as you gain a fresh perspective that will shape the future of your business and the food-away-from-home industry.


The voices of the entire industry together


We recognize that advancing the industry is a collective effort that cannot be accomplished alone. In bringing the full food-away-from-home ecosystem together, IFMA leads the development of solutions and best practices that address critical industry issues. 


IFMA Centers of Excellence


The Centers of Excellence are our method of categorizing our programs, events, initiatives and other member benefits. In addition to being a change agent and leading the creation of new industry best practices, we evaluate and enhance our Centers of Excellence to ensure that our ongoing programs are adequately meeting our purpose to Empower, Nurture and Connect the industry.

Enjoy opportunities to meet one-on-one with top decision makers.

  • Share powerful ideas and gain insightful industry knowledge
  • Meet with the right channel partners and FAFH leaders
  • Grow your network and build strategic partnerships throughout the supply chain

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Get a wealth of fresh industry research in the most affordable way possible.

  • Know what’s happening in the industry and how you should respond
  • Take action with market-ready ideas
  • Gain a new perspective for your business and essential insights from industry leaders

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Establish systems and parameters that benefit everyone.

  • Align with industry partners to set new standards and guidelines
  • Discover tried and true strategies
  • Collaborate to uncover more profitable solutions

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Access industry training and education in-person and on-demand.

  • Learn and apply industry best practices in collaborative settings
  • Attend in-person trainings on FAFH basics and beyond
  • Join educational webinars on industry hot-button topics
  • Take virtual on-demand courses through our Education Center

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Our Membership Structure


Beginning in 2024, IFMA moved from two membership categories to four—creating and developing an updated membership strategy that is inclusive and brings the voices of the entire industry together.





Level Up 2027 - A New Path Forward for IFMA





Through our new Level Up 2027 strategic plan, we commit to fostering stronger cross-industry engagement and providing unparalleled member value. We look forward to continuing our journey to champion, nurture and connect the food-away-from-home industry!


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