Industry Member Benefits

National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) industry members include food and equipment manufacturers, distributors, brokers, foodservice support companies, councils, boards, trade associations, advisory commissions, and other related professional groups. You need a professional organization to partner with who can provide you with measurable benefits, so the value you receive from membership is far beyond networking.

NACUFS is the only association focused solely on serving college and university foodservice professionals and when you become a member of NACUFS, you become part of a professional organization who is your partner in helping you get in front of college and university foodservice decision-makers from colleges and universities across the country through a variety of Industry Member Benefits.


For a prospect to become a customer, the customer must be aware of your brand and your service offerings. NACUFS industry members have many opportunities to increase their visibility within a highly targeted market through advertising and sponsorship opportunities, as well as exhibiting in Showcase, a component of our annual National Conference and Spring Conferences.

NEW in 2024: Enhance your visibility with the NACUFS Marketplace - all industry members get a free listing in the marketplace, and upgrades to your listing start at just $99. 

Community Connections

An important aspect of every professional association is the connections you make and networking opportunities available. NACUFS industry members not only connect with other industry professionals focused on foodservice operations, but with institutional members who are decision-makers on their campus. Building relationships with institutional members is a two-way street as they look to you to enhance the effectiveness, quality, and efficiency of their programs and you look to them to provide important feedback on the development of a new product or service or to uncover a need you have a solution for. In addition, industry members can gain valuable insight and exposure through participating in, or speaking at NACUFS events, build your network with access to our online member search, submit articles to Campus Dining Today®, the official magazine of NACUFS, and become a volunteer member of the Industry Advisory Task Force, providing guidance to the Board of Trustees in areas of sponsorship, exhibiting, and industry services (additional volunteer opportunities are available).

Leveraging Your Membership

Industry members are critical to the success of the association and to our institutional members!

NACUFS values you as a partner and we look to you to guide us with your knowledge and valuable insights as well as the belief we are building a long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship. Our institutional members look to you as a critical component in the success of their collegiate foodservice program through your products and services.


Annual membership dues for industry are $725 (U.S. dollars) and are based on a calendar year, January - December. Have membership questions? Send an email to .


Have questions on how to navigate your membership or the collegiate dining industry? Contact the Industry Advisory Task Force chair, .