We empower Australian and New Zealand foodservice and equipment suppliers to create a better industry and a better future for themselves, their staff and their customers.
National Association of Food Equipment Suppliers
The members of NAFES possess outstanding levels of knowledge and experience in food equipment technology. They are without peer in their expertise and vision, particularly in future trends of methods.
As an organisation, NAFES focuses on bringing together specialist suppliers to enhance the standing of the industry through ethical business practices. Working closely with our members, we promote progress, education and co-operation with regulatory agencies.
Each year, we also recognise achievements by companies and individuals in the development of the foodservice industry in Australia.
NAFES works closely with the two main Foodservice Exhibition organisers – Exhibition and Trade Fairs, who run the bi-annual FoodService Australia expo (formerly known as ICTF); and Diversified Exhibitions Australia, who run the Fine Foods expos. Through these relationships, NAFES provides input to ensure both trade shows achieve the best possible outcomes for its members.
When you join NAFES, you’ll feel confident knowing you are part of a movement to create a safer, more productive industry which adds value to businesses, customers and staff.
Why Join NAFES
Raising the bar for service and standards
Be a part of an established industry association that is dedicated to the promotion and furtherance of the food equipment industry.
NAFES Vision, Mission, and Values
Education. Influence. Advancement. NAFES promotes ethical business practices, operates the CFSP program in Australia, hosts industry events and represents the industry to regulatory agencies. NAFES also provides industry recognition to individuals for high achievement and contributions in the food service and bakery industries in Australia.
NAFES is a not for profit association that focuses on bringing together Australian and New Zealand manufacturers, importers and wholesalers of foodservice and bakery equipment to enhance the standing of the industry.
Our Objectives – as stated in the NAFES Memorandum of Association
- to promote progress and improve education and communication in the foodservice industry;
- to sponsor seminars, workshops and appropriate educational exhibitions to benefit its members in the foodservice industry;
- to co-operate with government, regulatory agencies and industry associations in the furtherance of the foodservice industry;
- to provide a forum for the lawful exchange of information among its members;
- to encourage individual and company achievement by participation in NAFES’s activities;
- to liaise with similar organisations established outside Australia to benefit its members and the foodservice industry; and
- to promote the development of the foodservice industry
Client focused, driven, motivated, inform, collaborative, educational
NAFES Code of Practice
The NAFES Code of Practice covers the range of support concerning the manufacture supply, installation and after sales service that buyers can expect from members of the association. It also covers the ethics, integrity and professional standards that members must adhere to and which buyers can expect when dealing with members of NAFES.
It is a requirement of all NAFES members to sign up and comply with the NAFES Code of Practice as their commitment to being a NAFES member.
Board of Directors
Keri Thomas B.A. M.B.A.
Looking to continue on the good work already done by previous NAFES members & directors as he brings enormous expertise in Refrigeration, Innovation and Energy Efficiency.
With an Accounting background Mary started in the Food service industry in 1986. Joining the NAFES Board in 2009, and acquiring the CFSP accreditation in 2017. Mary has served as the NAFES President – 2015 to 2018, and is on the CFSP committee.
Administration and Marketing
Her goal is to see the CFSP course gain further momentum and be seen as a mandatory for everyone within the industry. She would also like to see NAFES become the leading influencer and thought leader within the Food Industry.
Mark’s passion is helping small businesses with all things financial management, cash flow, structuring, asset protection, and tax minimisation.
Mark is the Secretariat of NAFES and has held this role since 2005. He is passionate to apply his accounting and business knowledge to assist NAFES to grow and evolve.