The Food and Beverage Association of America is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, philanthropic, educational and social trade organization. Its membership encompasses executives in the food and beverage and allied industries of the greater New York Metropolitan area.
Established in 1956, the Association, formerly Food and Beverage Managers (FBMA), have responded to the continued need for improved standards and communications within the food and beverage community through the open dialogue shared in monthly forums.
The Association is accessible to food and beverage executives who wish to network and grow within the industry and has served many members as a career catalyst, presenting opportunities for advancement. Members contribute their time, knowledge and efforts to Association activities.
The Association continues to support organizations such as City
Meals-on Wheels, The Children’s Aid Society, National Committee
for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Share Our Strength (SOS).
The Association invests in the future of the hospitality industry via Scholarship and Awards Programs, offering financial assistance to future hospitality professionals who have demonstrated need and maintained scholastic superiority. In 1997, the Association committed a five-year pledge of $100,000 to fund a learning center in the name of the Food and Beverage Association of America at the Bobst Library of New York University. This Learning Center will serve as a research collection of information for students and faculty as it relates to our industry. The Association is pleased to be a sponsor of New York University’s Center of Hospitality and Tourism and Travel.
The members of the Food and Beverage Association of America are proud to share in the common goal to improve and share knowledge, advance careers and to help others.