To successful achieve the CFSP designation (and the benefits that accrue) candidates must do all of the following:
- Attend a 2 day seminar.
- Pass a comprehensive written test.
- Prove specific levels of experience in the industry. You will need to achieve a minimum of 35 points on the CFSP personal data form.
- Show a commitment to personal development through the completion of recognised education/training programs.
- Demonstrate active involvement in the industry.
Audience & Requirements
Individuals within the industry for whom the qualification will be most beneficial are likely to be:
- Sales, marketing, customer service (although anyone working in the industry would benefit).
- Upper and middle management.
- Clubs and Pub managers.
- Working for a manufacturer, distributor or end user in the Food Service industry in Australia or New Zealand.
- Involved in aged care/hospitals.
- Interested in personal growth, ambitious, inspirational and competitive.
The types of organisations which might employ these individuals and are predisposed to engage with a personal development program of this nature.
They are likely to be:
- Involved in catering equipment or other food service/hospitality related products and services.
- Manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or agent.
- Engaged in or running customer training programs.
- Have senior management who encourage personal development and training amongst staff.
To Accredited individuals
- Improve your personal competitive position.
- Become more effective in your role - both within your organisation and the sector - by increasing and broadening your knowledge of the industry and demonstrating a more professional approach.
- Recognition of your food service industry specific knowledge.
- Gain industry recognition by achieving a qualification that is accepted and respected by key employers, industry bodies (such as NAFES) and peers.
- Enjoy the confidence, success and satisfaction gained by furthering your own personal development and growth.
- Demonstrate your accomplishment by using the CFSP designation on business cards and other personal documents.
- The only qualification for staff that is specific to the Food Service industry.
- Show industry leadership by encouraging higher levels of professionalism within the sector and help to raise the profile of the 'supplier' community.
- Compete more effectively through having a better qualified, more knowledgeable and more professional workforce.
- Increase motivation and engagement amongst key customer facing employees by developing their own skills and knowledge as well as encouraging and facilitating their own personal and professional development.