Join NACUFS in sunny Southern California for IDEA'16 where we’ll IMAGINE, DISCOVER, and EXPLORE ANAHEIM. With the vibrant yet laid-back vibe of SoCal, you can let your creative spirit loose and enjoy an impressive lineup of educational sessions, industry showcase, and adventurous networking events. From top motivational speakers like Food Network star Chef Jeff Henderson to our new twist on the Culinary Challenge, we’re certain that IDEA'16 will leave you inspired.
For more than 50 years, the National Association of College & University Food Services has been supporting the college and university foodservice industry by providing members with the programs and resources they need to excel - from benchmarking and best practices to educational programming and professional networking.
NACUFS was founded in 1958 by a group of 20 college and university foodservice professionals from across the United States. The brainchild of Richard Lichtenfelt, then director of dormitory food services at Central Michigan University, NACUFS became the first association solely focused on foodservice in colleges and universities. Since its inception, NACUFS has focused on its mission to promote the highest quality of foodservice on school, college, and university campuses by providing members with educational and training opportunities, technical assistance, scholarships, industry information, and research.