Foodservice Industry and Community Involvement

We support the following foodservice industry associations in a variety of ways, from sponsorships, conference attendance, trade show participation, seminar presenters, to industry advisory participation, and more.


Illinois Restaurant Association

The Illinois Restaurant Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, educating, and improving the restaurant industry in Illinois.

Indiana Restaurant Association

The organization represents the interests of the Indiana foodservice industry by offering the best government and public relations program, member benefits, education, and information services.

Michigan Restaurant Association

The Michigan Restaurant Association has served to enhance and nurture the growth and development of Michigan's hospitality industry. For over 88 years, restaurateurs have looked to the MRA for solid information and advice, money saving programs, and networking opportunities with their peers in the industry.

National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world—supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses.

Ohio Restaurant Association

The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) is the leading non-profit business trade association committed solely to furthering Ohio's foodservice industry.

Wisconsin Restaurant Association

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association is a non-profit trade association for foodservice businesses that offers industry information, classes and training, legislative issues, and more.


National Association of College & University Food Services

The National Association of College & University Food Services has been supporting the college and university foodservice industry by providing members with the programs and resources they need to excel—from benchmarking and best practices to educational programming and professional networking.

School Nutrition Association

The School Nutrition Association is a national, non-profit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. Educating and empowering members to provide healthy meals to foster an environment where children achieve overall wellness and lifelong success.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.

Assisted Living Federation of America

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve.

Association for Healthcare Foodservice

The mission of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice is to promote, support and connect healthcare foodservice professionals, assuring food and nutrition services are valued as an essential contributor to the mission of the healthcare organizations we serve.

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP) is a national non-profit association dedicated to providing optimum nutritional care through foodservice management.

Life Services Network

With over 500 partners in Illinois, the Life Services Network is one of the largest and most respected associations of its type in the country representing the complete continuum of services for older adults for over 75 years.

Pioneer Network

The Pioneer Network was formed in 1997 by a small group of prominent professionals in long-term care to advocate for person-directed care. This group called for a radical change in the culture of aging so that when our grandparents, parents — and ultimately ourselves — go to a nursing home or other community-based setting it is to thrive, not to decline.

Other Industry Partnerships

International Foodservice Distributors Association

The IFDA provides leadership and action on industry issues that are the most important to the success of the foodservice industry. The IFDA works diligently to advance the interest of foodservice distributors through government relations, industry relations, education, and research.

Multicultural Foodservice Hospitality Association

The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) is an educational non-profit that helps companies maximize their return on investment by engaging diverse cultural groups through Cultural Intelligence.

National Association of Wholesale-Distributors

The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors is composed of direct member companies and a federation of international, national, regional, state, and local associations and their member companies, which collectively total more than 40,000 companies.

Supply & Equipment Foodservice Alliance

Perkins, a Gordon Food Service company, is a member of the Supply & Equipment Foodservice Alliance, Inc.(SEFA). SEFA is a nationwide network of leading supply and equipment dealers and manufacturers.

Truckers Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a non-profit organization that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize the trucking industry to fight human trafficking.

Women’s Foodservice Forum

The WFF is the premier leadership development organization for advancing women in the foodservice industry. For more than 20 years, WFF has been delivering content, developing competency, and building connections that drive growth for individuals as well as organizations in the foodservice industry.

Women In Trucking

Women In Trucking (WIT) Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

Sustainability Involvement

West Michigan Community Sustainability Partnership 

West Michigan Community Sustainability Partnership (WMCSP) is regional network that brings together sustainability minded individuals and businesses from the greater Grand Rapids community to collaborate and address sustainability issues that impact West Michigan.

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is a regional network of business, government, non-profits, and academia dedicated to promoting business practices that demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility.