Welcome to AHF

Building on a history of advocacy for self-operators, AHF has become the authoritative voice of the self-operated healthcare and senior dining foodservice industry, empowering self-operators to achieve success in caring for their patients, residents, and colleagues.

Our Story

In the late 2000’s, the American Society for Healthcare Food Service Administrators (ASHFSA) and the National Society for Healthcare Foodservice Management (HFM) realized the commonality of their missions and conceptualized the idea of a united organization for the self-operated foodservice industry. On May 1, 2009, the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) officially launched.

Since then, AHF has become the leading national organization for self-operators in the non-commercial foodservice industry. We support a robust community of professionals and business partners dedicated to the idea that their patients, residents, colleagues, and their families are best served by the self-operated foodservice model.

Our Mission

The mission of AHF is simple: to provide the professional network, resources, and tools to promote self-operated foodservice and hospitality in healthcare, senior dining and related industries.

AHF believes strongly in the idea that self-operated foodservice improves food quality and customer satisfaction. We work to ensure self-operators are empowered with the right tools, resources and community support to achieve financial and operational success. We work to advance the industry through innovation, collaboration, and promotion of best practices.

Our Community

Our community of members is passionate about the industry we serve. We are foodservice professionals – directors, managers, VPs, chefs, dietitians and more – we are problem solvers, innovators, educators, mentors, and leaders. We are committed to providing the best for our customers and organizations.

We are the leading the way in self-operated healthcare, senior dining & hospitality.

Join Today

Are you a self-operator looking for a community of like-minded professionals to help you achieve success? Learn about the benefits of becoming an AHF member today.