MEET THE TRAINER

Daniel Reese – CFESA Director of Training

BIO: Dan began his career in the foodservice equipment industry in 1979. Since then, he has filled the roles of Tech in Training, Service Technician, Supervisor Technician, Assistant Service Manager, Director of Operations, Director of Service, and Company Co-owner. Dan’s favorite part about his job as CFESA’s Director of Training is giving back and seeing the technicians reach the “ah-ha” moment, where the information being taught becomes knowledge learned. Dan was awarded the CFESA Dedication to Training award in 2019 and is passionate about teaching the younger generation of technicians. When he is not teaching, he enjoys cooking and playing golf.

TECHNICIAN TRAINING CLASSES

CFESA sets the Standard for Service Excellence. One of the ways we achieve excellence is through our custom designed continuing education and training programs.

CFESA has developed five extensive training programs for foodservice equipment technicians.

Our technician training programs cover the basic elements of gas, electric, steam, water and refrigeration. All CFESA technician training programs include classroom and hands-on education and testing to identify, troubleshoot and repair problems on many types of equipment. Hands-on training is provided utilizing our custom-designed modules in addition to the equipment our manufacturer partners donate for our use in training sessions. The flexibility of having our training facility equipped with four training kitchens allows us to ensure that the students receive the essential live hands-on time needed with the equipment.  

 

TRAINING COURSES


  • EGSW 8.12 - 8.17
     August 12, 2024 - August 17, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The EGS&W course focus is hands-on troubleshooting. This course is designed for the technician who has worked in the field for two years or less or needs a confidence boost to work independently. Technicians must be familiar with the electric, gas, and steam theory and possess a basic mechanical aptitude. Course Cost = $1000 for (more…)


  • 3 DAY ELECTRIC 8.19 - 8.21
     August 19, 2024 - August 21, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hotel Link: Click Here   Training Refund Policy Effective Jan. 1, 2017: (applies to ESGW, Refrigeration, NTT, Basic Electric, and management Training) There will be no refunds issued for any CFESA training classes. If a company is not able to send their participant to the course, 50% of the course registration fee will be automatically (more…)


  • TRAIN THE TRAINER 8.22 - 8.23
     August 22, 2024 - August 23, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THIS COURSE IS FOR CFESA MEMBERS ONLY HOTEL: CLICK HERE Who should attend? Any CFESA member who is familiar with training as part of their current role. (Official Trainers, Senior Techs who train, etc.) What will you learn in this course? Efficient ways of training How to maintain control of the classroom How to make (more…)


  • Middle Management 8.27 - 8.29
     August 27, 2024 - August 28, 2024
     9:00 am

THIS COURSE IS FOR CFESA MEMBERS ONLY Management Level 1 training is a three-day course designed to assist managers in their daily activities from planning to completion. This course is available to any type of manager within the food service repair industry. The class focuses on the daily operations of the commercial kitchen repair industry (more…)


  • NTT 9.9 - 9.13
     September 9, 2024 - September 13, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a specialized training course for those looking to enter or have been recently hired into the foodservice equipment repair industry. The candidates for this training will have little to no industry knowledge or skill set. This five-day class will act as the springboard of their career. The training will include company expectations, customer (more…)


  • NTT 09.09 - 09.13
     September 9, 2024 - September 13, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a specialized training course for those looking to enter or have been recently hired into the foodservice equipment repair industry. The candidates for this training will have little to no industry knowledge or skill set. This five-day class will act as the springboard of their career. The training will include company expectations, customer (more…)


  • COMBI OVEN 9.23 - 9.27
     September 23, 2024 - September 27, 2024
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

THIS COURSE IS FOR CFESA MEMBERS ONLY Participating manufacturers will be updated in the near future. Hotel Link: Click Here (more…)


  • EGSW 10.14 - 10.19
     October 14, 2024 - October 19, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The EGS&W course focus is hands-on troubleshooting. This course is designed for the technician who has worked in the field for two years or less or needs a confidence boost to work independently. Technicians must be familiar with the electric, gas, and steam theory and possess a basic mechanical aptitude. Course Cost = $1000 for (more…)


  • ICE MACHINE 10.28 - 11.1
     October 28, 2024 - November 1, 2024
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

THIS COURSE IS FOR CFESA MEMBERS ONLY Hotel Link: Click Here CFESA’s upcoming Ice Machine Repair Training is an opportunity for technicians to learn the fundamentals of how this equipment works and specific troubleshooting on four of the most common brands. This training session will consist of four consecutive one-day training classes, each led by (more…)


  • REFRIGERATION 11.4 - 11.8
     November 4, 2024 - November 8, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Requirements: CFESA Electrical Certification (or approval from CFESA HQ) EPA recovery line I & II (technicians who have not earned the CFESA Electrical Certification must contact Dan Reese, CFESA Director of Training, for approval to attend this class) Hotel Link: CLICK HERE Refrigeration Training Class is a five-day course specifically designed to cover the basic (more…)