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Who We Are

MAFSI is a 74-year-old non-profit trade association comprised of 220+ independent manufacturers' representative sales agencies, 200+ manufacturing companies and 45+ associate partners in North America selling and marketing commercial foodservice equipment, supplies, tabletop, furnishings and jan/san/disposables. Our members provide any non-food product that goes into restaurants or non-commercial establishments such as schools, hospitals, hotels, stadiums, prisons, etc.
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What We Do

Representing over 2,700+ manufacturers’ sales reps, manufacturing executives, sales managers and customer service managers, and associate partners across North America, MAFSI provides education, market forecasting, online training, specification tracking software, networking and partnership opportunities, industry stewardship, guidelines and resources, and member advocacy for the $14.5 billion commercial foodservice equipment, supply, tabletop, furniture and janitorial, sanitation and disposables industry.

A Powerful Voice in the Industry

Since 1949 MAFSI has been a leader in the foodservice industry, dedicated to providing members with practical resources, education, information, professional services, and expertise. We accomplish this through innovative benefits offered to our growing membership, and through the dedication of 2,400+ members from our 230+ rep firms, 200+ manufacturers, 40+ associate members, 26 chapters, 36 board members. and 70+ committee and rising star committee members.

No company or  professional in the foodservice industry can afford to operate successfully without a central organization, a voice, a direct link to the industry itself. Alone, you are one individual, but together with others in the industry, you are strong, you are powerful, you can influence the direction of your industry.

  • By joining MAFSI you have the opportunity to make changes, to influence people, to make your ideas heard, to have a direct link to industry information.

  • You will have access to educational programs that can add to your management and administrative skills and are designed with the foodservice industry in mind.

  • You can share experience and information in an atmosphere of cordiality and confidence with other members of the association, which blurs the barriers of the separate aspects of the industry.

  • MAFSI has interests in common with all members of the foodservice industry and would welcome your participation on a variety of levels.

If you are ready to participate, select the membership type below that best describes your company to join MAFSI.

Choose Your Membership Type

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Rep Firm

Rep Firm Membership is open to independent representatives in the foodservice industry who represent equipment, supplies, tabletop or furniture, receive the majority of their compensation in the form of commissions from rep-based contracts, and represent two or more lines.
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Manufacturer Membership is available to manufacturers who are interested in improving the rep/manufacturer relationship and who wish to support their reps and the association’s efforts to improve the independent rep-manufacturer method of marketing.
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Associate Membership is available to companies who provide products and services to the manufacturers' representative and/or manufacturer industry, as well as small business tools, technology, legal, and other business services.
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Simply put, MAFSI members earn more and go further.

MAFSI is a member-driven and member-focused organization, where participation is the essence of our association. Below are the various benefits available to our valued members.

Our Core Member Programs

MAFSI offers programs that make our members smarter, richer, and better.

Mouse over each program to learn more, and click the box to be taken to the program or service.

Knowledge is power. Everything you need to know about the foodservice industry through our reports and data research.

Our members work together to share information and experiences, including our biennial conference, that help solve problems and maximize opportunities.

Access to our extensive directory tools, including Member Company Locator and Networking Directory, and our Looking for New Partners service, connecting reps and manufacturers together.

Foodservice Academy combines technology and industry-leading expertise to deliver impactful training for you and your company.

As a member, you get access to exclusive benefits like our Career Center and over 30 members service partners, as well as huge savings on items and services you use every day.

Game-changing intelligence for reps, manufacturers, consultants, and the foodservice industry. SpecPath's suite of technology helps you work smarter, not harder.

Multiple real-time data-based programs designed to help dealers, consultants, and operators connect with MAFSI Reps and their brands.

Our library of 80+ resources to help you and your company make informed decisions and help your partnerships thrive, as well as M Chef and MTC certifications for Reps.

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