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Why Join?

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The SHFM Membership Experience

Take your place among the leaders, decision-makers and trend setters in a dynamic and growing industry! Our members oversee all facets of corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality, from cafeterias, cafes and retail operations to catering, vending, fitness centers, child care services and conference planning and support, including audio/visual services. These are the services that  enhance productivity and build morale of millions of American workers every day. And we represent the most influential professionals in these industries—the people who directly provide these services and oversee purchasing decisions for hundreds of business campuses and millions of employees. Each member brings unique experience, insight and knowledge … and all are ready to engage with their colleagues, sharing solutions, overcoming challenges and driving innovations.

We are a truly unique association with a membership that includes over three hundred companies and nearly 25% of Fortune 100 companies.  These companies include all facets of the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality segments, including a broad range of duties that impact workplace productivity and morale: executive dining rooms; catering; cafeterias; dining centers; conference centers; health and fitness centers; child care centers; vending and pantry services; and meetings support, including audio-visual services. Individual members represent all aspects of the industry, including client liaisons and self-operators. We also represent all major global, national, and regional foodservice contract management companies and companies that providing products and services to our industry. Whatever your role, everyone at SHFM benefits from your experience—and you benefit from theirs.

The SHFM Membership Promise
It’s a competitive market, and we give you the competitive edge. Every day of your membership, we strive to provide you with powerful tools, programs and education, plus an engaged network of colleagues to help you achieve your career and business objectives—the industry relationships that matter most. Having instant access to our resources gives you the support you need to succeed on a professional and personal level. Our membership benefits include:

  • National Conference ($150 discount)
  • Critical Issues Conference ($100 discount)
  • Local Networking Events ($25 discount)
  • Free access to Hospitality and Benchmarking Studies (a combined $1,200 discount)
  • SHFM E-Library & Links: Your Resource Center for Corporate Foodservice and Workplace Hospitality
  • Our online Career Center
  • Our monthly e-newsletter
  • Our President’s Quarterly, bringing you insights direct from industry leaders
  • Our online membership directory
  • Plus targeted white papers, educational resources and more
Why do we call it the “Membership Experience”?
Why is SHFM membership an “experience”?  Because SHFM is more than an association; SHFM is the PEOPLE who make up our dynamic industry and the RELATIONSHIPS that matter in a fast-paced market. 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. You will gain more than you give … with an experience that lasts a lifetime! Click here to hear what Victoria Vega’s SHFM membership means to her … and the advice she has for her fellow members!

Membership Structure and Annual Dues
  • Active - $395, Client Liaison, Educator, Contractor and Self-Operator
  • Associate - $595, Supplier
  • Emeritus - $75, Retiree from the corporate foodservice/ workplace hospitality 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.

**New Client Liaisons & Self-Operators also are elligible for a $99 membership rate for the for the first year.  This discount is applied automatically while joining online.

To join SHFM online click here.
To download a PDF version of the membership application click here.



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