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


  • NTT 2.05 - 2.09
     February 5, 2024 - February 9, 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…)


  • EGSW 02.19 - 02.24
     February 19, 2024 - February 24, 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…)


  • Refrigeration 2.26 - 3.1
     February 26, 2024 - March 1, 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…)


  • EGSW 03.04 - 03.09
     March 4, 2024 - March 9, 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…)


  • NTT 03.11 - 03.15
     March 11, 2024 - March 15, 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 4.8 - 4.12
     April 8, 2024 - April 12, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The NTT 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 4.15 - 4.17
     April 15, 2024 - April 17, 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…)


  • EGSW 5.6 - 5.11
     May 6, 2024 - May 11, 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…)


  • NTT 6.3 - 6.7
     June 3, 2024 - June 7, 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…)


  • 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…)