FEDA Education Foundation Learn Institute

The purpose of the FEDA Education Foundation is to provide education and training to expand industry knowledge for individuals employed in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry through online, industry-specific courses and certification programs.

Designed with the latest learning trends in mind, the Learn Institute provides members education and training through FEDA’s in-person annual conference and online educational conference, interactive member forums, and online learning platform, which features a mix of webinars and on-demand self-study courses, micro-learning videos, fun knowledge-sharing activities, whitepapers, and research. These activities focus on building proficiency and growth in industry-specific job-related skills areas, including operator trends, product education, digital marketing and analytics, leadership, and modern sales strategies. The employees of FEDA member companies may achieve FEDA certification in each of these skills areas. 

Educational Partners

The FEDA Education Foundation Learn Institute receives tremendous support from our educational partners. Diamond Donors, in particular, help ensure that our members’ employees participate in critical industry education and training and are able to earn important food industry certifications. Charitable contributions to the Education Foundation come from a wide range of donors, including:

Diamond Donors

ACP
Advance Tabco
Ali-Group
Alto-Shaam, Inc.
Continental Refrigerator
Dexter-Russell, Inc.
Eagle Group
Hatco Corporation
InterMetro Industries Corp.
ITW Food Equipment Group
Salvajor Co.
Vollrath Company, LLC
Welbilt, Inc.

We are also grateful to these key contributors:

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
ACP Inc.
Alto-Shaam Inc.
Bargreen-Ellingson Inc.
Boelter Companies Inc.
BRESCO
Burkett Restaurant Equipment
Caire Hotel & Restaurant Supply Inc.
Central Restaurant Products
Clark Food Service Equipment
CRESCO/RESCO Restaurant Equipment
Curtis Restaurant Equipment
Curtis Restaurant Supply Co.
Dine Company
Dykes Foodservice Solutions
Eastern Food Equipment
Edward Don & Co.
Equipment Plus Total Facility Solutions
Foodservice Exchange LLC
Ford Hotel Supply
Hatco Corporation
InterMetro Industries Corp.
Jackie Bennett NOLA Restaurant Supply & Design
Jean's Restaurant Supply
Joseph Flihan Co.
Krebs Brothers Restaurant Supply
Mission Restaurant Supply
Mobile Fixture & Eqpt. Co.
Nella Cutlery & Food Equipment Inc.
Oswalt Restaurant Supply
Prime Ticket Inc.
Rapids Wholesale Equipment
Sam Tell Companies
Scotsman Ice Systems
Singer Equipment Co.
Stafford-Smith Inc.
State Restaurant Equipment
Thompson & Little Inc.
United Restaurant Eqpt. (NC)
USA Equipment Direct
Victor Products Corp.
Wasserstrom Company
Zabel's Restaurant Equipment & Supplies
Zepole Restaurant Supply Co.

Staff and Contact Information

For information and assistance with FEDA's Learn Institute, please contact Erin Bedell erin@feda.com or 224.293.6500. 

Chief Executive Officer
Tracy Mulqueen
Direct Line: 224-293-6501
tracy@feda.com

Director of Finance and
Operations
George Maul
Direct Line: 224-293-6506
george@feda.com

Director of Meetings and Operations
Erin Bedell
Direct Line: 224-293-6502
erin@feda.com

Communications Manager
Tim O'Connor
Direct Line: 224-293-6505
tim@feda.com