The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) is a professional society that serves as the crossroads of creativity, innovation, efficiency and well-being.
We’re dedicated to serving professionals in the self-operated healthcare foodservice industry. Our members represent those healthcare facilities that, by choosing to keep their foodservice departments in house instead of outsourcing them to third-party contractors, keep food and nutrition at the core of the healthcare experience.
Self-operated foodservice professionals manage some of the most successful and creative departments in healthcare. Our operators and business partners work together to create the dialogue that defines the future of the healthcare foodservice experience, while advancing our vision of self-operated healthcare foodservice as industry best practice.
AHF is the only association of its kind dedicated to self-operated healthcare foodservice professionals.
Our tools and resources. We provide education, networking, recognition and unique programs like our benchmarking tool to support our members as they decrease costs, increase satisfaction and deliver exemplary operating performance.
Our members. Our membership represents more than 1,300 healthcare foodservice professionals and their suppliers in North America and beyond locally and nationally . Our Board of Directors and Industry Advisory Board represent a wide range of facilities and suppliers.
Our buying power. Independent studies indicate self-op facilities represent 80% of food and beverage purchases in the industry: a total healthcare market of approximately $12 billion. Equipment purchases add billions more. AHF is the only association serving the needs of the purchasers and influencers who oversee this powerful segment.
Want to learn more? Contact headquarters at 703-662-0615 or via email for general information about joining or supporting AHF.
Healthcare organizations are best served by self- operated foodservice. AHF drives excellence by developing members to create best practice, advocating for our members, and connecting the leaders that advance the industry.