Who We Are
IFSA MISSION STATEMENT: TO LEVERAGE OUR COLLECTIVE STRENGTHS AND RESOURCES TO DELIVER A SUITE OF BENEFITS FOR OUR MEMBERS AND OFFER SUPPORT TO END-USERS IN THE FOODSERVICE SECTOR ACROSS THE ISLAND OF IRELAND.
We are the recognised hub by suppliers and end-users offering valued member benefits and an authoritative voice for the foodservice sector. Our activities include a wide range of exclusive networking, information, communication and sales events within the foodservice industry offering unique access to operators and end-users through our support of their competitions, networking initiatives and other activities.
In 1965 a small group of catering machinery suppliers came together to form the Catering Equipment Association (CEA) with a simple aim of sharing market information and creating networking opportunities for its members and their customers. For 50 years, the CEA was the representative body for catering machinery suppliers and supporters of numerous other Foodservice bodies.
Coming up to the landmark fiftieth anniversary of the CEA, a strategic review of its core values and objectives was undertaken, culminating in the formation of the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA) in 2012.
IFSA is now a more inclusive Foodservice suppliers group attracting not only machinery suppliers but suppliers and end users from every sector of our Foodservice industry bonded with the common goal of uniting to stimulate and drive our market forward.