NACUFS Institutes

For over 20 years NACUFS institutes have offered collegiate dining professionals immersive, multi-day professional development opportunities.  Institutes are made possible through the generous support of our industry sponsors.

Current institutes offer:

Individuals employed by a member institution are eligible to apply for and attend NACUFS institutes.

Application Process
Individuals interested in attending an institute need to submit an online application form. You must submit a separate application form for each institute you are applying for. There are no application fees, and the online forms are available each year in January.

To apply for a 2020 institute, click here.

Acceptance Notification
Applicants are notified about their acceptance status about 6 weeks after the application deadline.  Instructions for confirming participation, travel planning, and lodging information are provided at that time. 

Fees and Costs
There is no registration fee to attend an institute.  All program materials, group meals and on-site transportation are provided as part of the program.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own hotel, travel and some on-site meals.  Your institution may be entitled to a travel grant to defray hotel and travel costs – contact the association for more information.

The following institutes are being offered in 2020:

Foodservice Management, Rich’s Innovation Center
Buffalo, NY
The application deadline is March 13, 2020.

June 1-5

Facilities Management, Hobart
Troy, OH
The application deadline is March 13, 2020.

June 8-12

Leadership, Nestle Customer Innovation Campus
Solon, OH
The application deadline is March 13, 2020.

June 15-19

Marketing, Coca-Cola
Atlanta, GA
The application deadline is September 4, 2020.

December 8-10


If you have questions about the NACUFS Institutes, please contact the association office at 517-332-2494.