November Field Notes


The 2024 CFESA Conference will take place at the JW Marriot in Savannah Georgia
October 6th – 8th, 2024
Mark your calendars! 

2023 CFESA Conference Recap

CFESA Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities:

  1. Service Hero Scholarship – This scholarship is for individuals looking to pursue or are currently employed as a commercial food equipment service technician. Those selected will be given $2,500 to go toward education and $1,500 worth of Klein Tools sponsored by AllPoints.
  2. Support Hero Scholarship – This scholarship is for individuals working in a support staff role at a commercial food equipment service company. The individuals selected will receive $2,500 towards resources that will further develop their careers.
  3. Foodservice Equipment Community Scholarship – This scholarship is provided by 5 CFESA member companies. Those selected for the scholarship will be given $2,500 to go toward education and $1,500 worth of tools. The Spring Foodservice Equipment Community Scholarship has been funded by: Auston Mealer’s Restaurant Equipment Service LLC, Commercial Parts & Service Inc., Gary’s East Coast Service, Vanco, and Windy City Equipment Service, Inc.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered, you must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Have obtained or are working toward obtaining a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be interested in pursuing a job in or are currently employed in the commercial food equipment service industry.

CFESA Region 1 Meeting

CFESA Regional Meetings are an excellent way to network, learn, and spend time with new and old friends. All Regional Meetings are free to attend for both members and nonmembers alike. We invite you to bring others and enjoy a day filled with learning and fun. Breakfast and Lunch are provided, thanks to our sponsors. We hope to see you at the Region 1 Meeting! Click the button below for more information and to register today!

Hoshizaki is Sponsoring a networking party with axe throwing after the meeting at Diamond Refrigeration. Details are located on the registration page!

Thank you Diamond Refrigeration for being the Region 1 Meeting Host.

November 9th Service Project:

Volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House of Oregon & SW Washington

1 pm – 4 pm

1700 NE Purcell Blvd

Bend, OR 97701

Region 1 Host:

Region 1 Breakfast Sponsor

Region 1 Lunch Sponsor

Region 1 Snack Sponsor

Region 1 Networking Party Sponsor

Parts Town

Winners received $1,000 for CFESA training and $500 cash.

Region 1:

Rox Services, Misael Flores-Ramirez

Superior Service, Scott Brown

Region 2:

Cones Solutions, Nicholas Ackerland

Eichenauer Services Inc, Gerardo Hernandez

Region 3:

Texas Restaurant Improvement, Cesar Acosta

Hawkins Commercial, Troy Hogoboom

Region 4:

Norwood’s Commercial Appliances, Inc, Chip Norwood

Jones-McLeod, Chris McLeod

Region 5:

EMR, Roger Kauffman

Valley Service Inc, Shaun Dowd

Technician Certifications
September 2023

CSI Commercial Services Inc

CSI-Coker Service Inc

Clark Service Group

Commercial Kitchen Services


Hagar Restaurant Service

Henny Penny

Horizon Equipment

Jenson Refrigeration Inc

Norwood’s Commercial Appliances, Inc

Parts Town

RSI Refrigerated Specialist Inc

Smart Care

Whaley Foodservice

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