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

Event Phone: 336-346-4700


  • EGSW Training Course
    December 5, 2022 - December 10, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The EGS&W course focus is hands-on troubleshooting. This course is designed for the technician that has worked in the field for two years or less or needs a confidence boost to work independently. Technicians must be familiar with electric, gas, and steam theory and possess a basic mechanical aptitude. Course Cost = $850 for CFESA (more…)


  • EGSW Training Course
    January 9, 2023 - January 14, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The EGS&W course focus is hands-on troubleshooting. This course is designed for the technician that has worked in the field for two years or less or needs a confidence boost to work independently. Technicians must be familiar with electric, gas, and steam theory and possess a basic mechanical aptitude. Course Cost = $850 for CFESA (more…)


  • NTT
    February 13, 2023 - February 17, 2023
    8:00 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…)


  • Refrigeration Training
    February 20, 2023 - February 24, 2023
    8:00 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) (336) 346-4700 Refrigeration Training Class is a five-day course specifically designed to cover the basic principles of (more…)


  • Combi Training
    February 27, 2023 - March 3, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

This course is for CFESA Members ONLY. This Combi Training Class will host equipment and factory trainers. The participating companies will be announced soon. This is a unique opportunity for technicians to learn the specifics of these brands during one training course here at CFESA HQ. Hotel Link: CLICK HERE Course Information CFESA is excited (more…)


  • 3-Day Electric
    March 14, 2023 - March 17, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hotel Link: CLICK HERE Training Refund Policy Effective Jan. 1, 2017: (applies to ESGW, Refrigeration, NTT, 3-Day Electric, & Management Training) There will be no refunds issued for any CFESA training classes. If a company cannot send their participant to the course, 50% of the course registration fee will be automatically forfeited. The remaining 50% (more…)


  • EGSW Training Course
    March 27, 2023 - April 1, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The EGS&W course focus is hands-on troubleshooting. This course is designed for the technician that has worked in the field for two years or less or needs a confidence boost to work independently. Technicians must be familiar with electric, gas, and steam theory and possess a basic mechanical aptitude. Course Cost = $850 for CFESA (more…)


  • Middle Management Seminar
    April 11, 2023 - April 13, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 as well as the customer service and (more…)


  • New Tech Training (NTT)
    April 17, 2023 - April 21, 2023
    8:00 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…)


  • New Tech Training (NTT)
    June 5, 2023 - June 9, 2023
    8:00 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…)