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.


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.


  • EGSW Training Course
    August 21, 2023 - August 26, 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…)

  • Pizza Oven Training
    September 18, 2023 - September 22, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

CFESA MEMBERS ONLY Check back later for more information on the Pizza Oven Training course. Hotel Link: CLICK HERE (more…)

  • New Tech Training (NTT)
    September 25, 2023 - September 29, 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
    October 16, 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) Hotel Link: CLICK HERE Refrigeration Training Class is a five-day course specifically designed to cover the basic (more…)

  • Ice Machine Training
    October 23, 2023 - October 27, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is for CFESA Members ONLY. This Ice Machine Repair Training Class will host equipment and factory trainers. This is a unique opportunity for technicians to learn the specifics of five different brands in one five-day session. Hotel Link: CLICK HERE Course Information Times: 8 am – 4:30 pm each day Lunch 12 pm (more…)

  • Installation
    November 7, 2023 - November 9, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Check back later for more information on Installation Course 11.7 – 11.9, 2023. Hotel Link: CLICK HERE (more…)