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Join SHFM today and start your journey connecting to the most influential experts in Workplace Amenities and Foodservice. Our members are leaders in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies from across the country. Members represent all facets of the industry including companies that are household names, all the major foodservice contract management companies, and the suppliers to this prominent and unique segment of the industry.

Membership Discounts

Membership Types

Membership Types

Special Membership Incentives

Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

How do you fit into our membership?

Operator Membership

Dues $475*/year
Young Professional Dues $125/year (39 or younger, proof of age required)

What type of operator are you? See the definitions in the boxes below to find out.

This category is defined as an individual who works directly for the owner company and oversees either the self-operation of or contracted management of services including food, conference, fitness and other workplace amenities.

This category is defined as an individual whose company is contracted by the owner company to manage outsourced contract services including food, conference, fitness and other workplace amenities, but who's company does not directly provide or self-manage any of those services.  (3rd party contract and contractor oversight only)

This category is defined as an individual whose company is contracted by either an owner company or IFM company to directly or indirectly manage food, conference, fitness or other workplace amenity services.

*Are you a new SHFM Client Liaison, Self-Operator or Integrated Facility Manager? SHFM would like to offer you a $245 membership fee for your first year of membership. Contact Tony Butler tbutler@hqtrs.com or Natalie Dedas at ndedas@hqtrs.com to learn more about this program, as well as other discount programs.

Supplier Membership

Dues $675/year
Young Professional Dues $125/year
(39 or younger, proof of age required)

A supplier is defined as an industry supplier of Equipment, Food, Beverage, Technology or other goods, as well as a to the industry Consultant or a member of the Media.

Education Membership

Dues $475/year Faculty (some incentives may apply, contact Tony Butler at tbutler@hqtrs.com)
$25/year Student  

This category is defined as an individual who is an accredited faculty member teaching the Hospitality and Foodservice curriculum on a full-time basis at an accredited academic institution.

A student enrolled in a Managed Services, Hospitality or Culinary program.

Emeritus Membership

Dues $75/year

This category is defined as an individual who is retired from the Workplace Amenities and Foodservice industry. This individual must be completely retired from the industry to qualify for this membership.

SHFM Standards of Conduct

The SHFM Standards of Conduct Affirm the Basic Policies of Ethical Conduct for All Members, EVENT ATTENDEES and Staff of the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management

The foundation of the Standards of Conduct consists of the basic standards of business as well as personal conduct: honesty and candor in our activities; avoidance of conflicts between personal interests and the interests of the Society; maintenance of our reputation and avoidance of the activities which reflect adversely on the Society and its members; demonstration of a zero tolerance of any form of harassment including sexual harassment or harassment with respect to gender, race, age, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, perceived gender/sexual identity, education, or level of position; and exercise integrity in dealing with the assets and resources of the Society.

All members therefore agree to the following:

  • Support the goals and objectives of the Society in order to reflect the highest standards of the hospitality and foodservice profession
  • Foster a spirit of unity and cohesiveness of purpose in all SHFM sponsored activities
  • Promote fair and equitable treatment for all persons employed or affiliated with the hospitality and foodservice industry
  • Exhibit the highest standards of moral and professional conduct at all SHFM activities
  • Refrain, in connection with SHFM events and activities and communications, from conduct towards others that is abusive, bullying, humiliating, demeaning, or degrading; unwelcome physical contact; and discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, perceived gender/sexual identity, education, level of position, or any other characteristic protected by law
  • Accept responsibility for the conduct and demeanor of their guests at SHFM functions
  • Promote an awareness of the SHFM philosophy of thoroughly professional management and conduct
  • Honor the trust placed in them while holding an elected or appointed position in the Society.

Furthermore, use of the SHFM member roster by members as a mailing list for promotion of products or services is permitted. However, all SHFM members are responsible for protecting the right to privacy of other members and are asked not to share the membership roster with individuals or organizations outside SHFM.

OPERATOR MEMBERS

Active members are, by definition, client liaisons, contract hospitality and foodservice operators and executives, integrated facility managers and self-operators.

By joining SHFM, the Operator member agrees to abide by the SHFM Standards of Conduct, acknowledging his/her responsibility to represent the association in a manner that reflects positively on the Society, its membership, and the foodservice industry.

SUPPLIER MEMBERS

Supplier members are, by definition, suppliers of products and/or services to SHFM’s Operator membership. Supplier members recognize the mutual benefit to both classes in fostering an environment for idea exchange and better understanding of each other’s needs.

By joining SHFM, the Supplier member agrees to abide by the SHFM Standards of Conduct, acknowledging his/her responsibility to represent the association in a manner that reflects positively on the Society, its membership, and the hospitality and foodservice industry.

Additionally, Supplier members agree to interact with Operator members at SHFM functions primarily to become better acquainted and to learn from one another.

Overt soliciting of business is not acceptable at SHFM functions.

Participation in SHFM programs is an opportunity for a Supplier member to offer his/her expertise and knowledge in a particular area.

The purpose should be to transmit “general” knowledge rather than to present a sales presentation for a specific branded product or service.

Process Regarding SHFM Events and Activities

Any person/company who has been subjected to, or personally witnessed, objectionable conduct as described herein in connection with an SHFM event or activity should report such conduct to an SHFM staff person in attendance, or, after an event has concluded, to the SHFM Executive Director or SHFM Executive Committee. No person may be subjected to retaliation of any kind for reporting in good faith, either as a target or as a witness, objectionable conduct.

If objectionable conduct is reported while an event is ongoing, SHFM may take preliminary action, including directing a person to leave the event, pending resolution of the complaint. Permanent sanctions may include, but are not limited to, prohibiting a person from attending future SHFM events or participating in SHFM activities, and suspension or even termination of membership.  

Special Membership Incentives

New Client Liaison, Self-Operator and Integrated Facility Manager Program

Are you a new SHFM Client Liaison, Self-Operator or Integrated Facility Manager? SHFM would like to offer you a $245 membership fee for your first year of membership. Contact Tony Butler tbutler@hqtrs.com or Natalie Dedas at ndedas@hqtrs.com to learn more.

Corporate Membership Program

Designed for our Client Liaison and Self-Operator members, this program offers four Client Liaisons or Self-Operators to join for only $900, saving $1000 when compared to individual membership fees at $475 each. If your company currently has two members, add the conference center, fitness center or another manager for nearly the same total membership dues.

Want to add on more than four members? Any additional member beyond the first four will pay only $200 each, still a great incentive from the full $475 membership fee. To apply for this program, contact Tony Butler tbutler@hqtrs.com or Natalie Dedas at ndedas@hqtrs.com.

Diversity Business Enterprise Program 

In a continued commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM) provides a Diversity Business Enterprise Program for Supplier Members.

Who Qualifies?

Certified Women Business Enterprises, Minority Business Enterprises and Disabled Business Enterprises will be eligible for a 35 percent incentive on annual SHFM Supplier membership fees.

Normal Supplier Membership: $675           

Diversity Business Enterprise Membership: $445

The Diversity Business Enterprise incentive program is available by contacting SHFM Headquarters at 502-574-9931 or contact Tony Butler tbutler@hqtrs.com or Natalie Dedas at ndedas@hqtrs.com to learn more. Enterprises applying for this discount will need to submit documentation of their company’s enterprise status.

Faculty Member Discount Program

SHFM will provide a 50 percent incentive to faculty members from qualified institutions ($237.50 per year). This incentive is limited to two faculty members per qualified institution. Contact Tony Butler tbutler@hqtrs.com or Natalie Dedas at ndedas@hqtrs.com to learn more.

Member Benefits

SHFM has all of the expected benefits of a professional association (see our list below), plus the often-touted benefit of networking. But what does networking really mean? For SHFM, it means connecting with industry leaders and peers to build a one-of-a-kind professional network that will serve you today and well into the future. Your SHFM network will allow you to pick up the phone and call a peer with a question and to receive an immediate response. Looking for a resource? Tap your SHFM network for resource leads and connections. Whatever you need professionally, your SHFM network will have an answer.

Our Membership Benefits Include:

  • The intangible benefit of building a professional network
  • New Member Digital Passport to get to know SHFM
  • National Conference Registration ($200 Member savings)
  • Critical Issues Conference Registration ($130 Member savings)
  • Local Networking Events Registration (variable Member savings)
  • Free access to all SHFM Original Research
    • Hospitality and Benchmarking Study
    • Conference Center Study
  • Our online Career Center
  • Young Professional Rising Star Scholarship Program
  • Julie Flik Rising Star Continuation Scholarship Program
  • SHFM Foundation Programs - Student Programming at the National Conference, Scholarships to Attend SHFM Events, Course Funding Award, Internships and Networking Events
  • Availability of SHFM Member Mailing List for Purchase, click here for the request form
  • Our monthly e-newsletters
    • Food & Hospitality At Work
    • Presidents Quarterly
  • Our online membership directory
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