FEDA Education Foundation

The purpose of the FEDA Education Foundation is to promote training and education and expand industry knowledge of persons in the foodservice equipment and supply industry; to sponsor, co-sponsor, initiate or implement educational, scientific and research activities in the field of economics, business and other related fields in connection with the foodservice equipment and supply industry, and in so doing to cooperate with other organizations, individuals, foundations, educational institutions, or governmental agencies in conducting such activities in the public interest. Such activities shall be exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Established in 2001, the purpose of the FEDA Education Foundation is to provide training, education and expand industry knowledge of persons in the foodservice equipment and supply industry through online, industry specific certification programs and an online/campus graduate degree in distribution.

FEDA Learn Institute 

Designed with the latest learning trends in mind, the Learn platform features a mix of self-study courses, micro-learning videos, fun knowledge-sharing games, whitepapers and research, a blog, product education, and webinars—in addition to offering a series of digital badges and certifications for professionals looking to demonstrate their commitment to learning. 

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 manufacturers, including:

Diamond Donors

Advance Tabco
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.
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, CAE
Direct Line: 224-293-6501

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

Meeting and Event Planner
Erin Bedell
Direct Line: 224-293-6502

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