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 Inc.
Alto-Shaam, Inc.
Continental Refrigerator
Dexter-Russell, Inc.
Eagle Group
Hatco Corporation
InterMetro Industries Corp.
Vollrath Company, LLC

We are also grateful to these key contributors:

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply
Acme Paper & Supply
Aimco Equipment Co.
Alaska Restaurant Supply
Associated Food Equipment & Supplies
Atlantic Culinary Environments
Avanti Restaurant Solutions
Boelter Companies Inc.
Boston Showcase Co.
Burkett Restaurant Equipment
C&T Design and Equipment Company
Caire Hotel and Restaurant Supply
Caldarellas Restaurant Supply
Central Restaurant Products
Clark Food Service Equipment
Cook’s Direct, Inc.
CRESCO/RESCO Restaurant Equipment
Curtis Restaurant Equipment
Curtis Restaurant Supply Co.
Dean Supply Company
Dine Company
Dubick Fixture & Supply
Dykes Foodservice Solutions
Eastern Food Equipment
Economy Restaurant Equipment & Supply
Edward Don & Co.
F.G. Shaefer Co.
Federal Supply USA
Fein Brothers
Foodservice Exchange LLC
Ford Hotel Supply
Ft. Smith Restaurant Supply
Grady’s Foodservice Equipment & Supplies
Hatco Corporation
Hubert Company
InterMetro Industries Corp.
International Restaurant Distributors Inc.
Jackie Bennett NOLA Restaurant Supply & Design
Jean's Restaurant Supply
Joseph Flihan Co.
KaTom Restaurant Supply, Inc.
KLR Services, LLC.
Krebs Brothers Restaurant Supply
Market Source, Inc.
Mission Restaurant Supply
Mobile Fixture & Eqpt. Co.
Nella Cutlery & Food Equipment Inc.
Oswalt Restaurant Supply
Prime Ticket Inc.
Restaurant Equipment Paradise
Restaurant Equipment Supply
Restaurant Equipment World
Restaurant & Store Equipment
Sam Tell Companies
Scotsman Ice Systems
Singer Equipment Co.
Stafford-Smith Inc.
State Restaurant Equipment
Texas Metal Equipment Co.
Thompson & Little Inc.
TriMark USA
United Restaurant Eqpt. (NC)
USA Equipment Direct
Victor Products Corp.
W. West Equipment
Warehouse Store Fixture Co.
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 Valentina Tomov at valentina@feda.com or 224.293.6503. 

Chief Executive Officer
Tracy Mulqueen
Direct Line: 224-293-6501

Chief Program Officer
Valentina Tomov
Direct Line: 224-293-6503

Director of Finance and
George Maul
Direct Line: 224-293-6506

Director of Meetings and Operations
Erin Bedell
Direct Line: 224-293-6502

Communications Manager
Tim O'Connor
Direct Line: 224-293-6505

Membership Manager
Isabelle Piotrowski
Direct Line: 224-293-6504