CFTP Certification

Become a Certified Foodservice Technology Professional

The International Food and Beverage Technology Association (IFBTA) is thrilled to offer the newest accreditation as a Certified Foodservice Technology Professional (CFTP) to the global food and beverage industry. Through a variety of modules, the IFBTA certification will give both current and prospective foodservice technology professionals insight into the technologies that drive the industry.

CFTP subject areas include:

  • Foodservice Systems (Intro)
  • Guest Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Back of House Applications
  • Point of Sale
  • Human Resource Applications (HRIS)
  • Loyalty Programs
  • Payments
  • Digital Signage & Menu Boards
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Store-Level Infrastructure
  • IT Management
  • Procurement, RFP & Contracts
  • Service & Support
  • Security & Compliance
  • Online Ordering
  • Catering
  • Delivery
  • Drive-Thru & Self-Service
  • Future Tech Trends

To maintain the highest level of industry expertise and credibility, the CFTP certification was developed for and by the industry; going through a rigorous development and review process that included participation of industry leaders, subject matter experts, and educators including:

  • Jeff Chasney, Founder & CEO, Daring Solutions
  • Ehsan Choudhury, Chief Operations Officer, Firestorm Cyber
  • Galen Collins, Associate Director, Hotel and Restaurant Management Professor, Northern Arizona University
  • Dave Douglas, Restaurant Technology Advisor
  • Lou Grande, Senior Vice President Information Technology, Red Lobster
  • Alan Hayman, President, Hayman Consulting Group
  • Chris Incorvati, Director Cafe Systems, Panera Bread
  • Michael Kasavana, Director of Research & Education, IFBTA
  • Elizabeth King, Managing Partner, Elizabeth M. King Consulting, LLC and Starbucks, Retired Executive
  • Toby Malbec, Managing Director, ConStrata Technology Consulting
  • Todd Michaud, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, PowerThinking
  • Jeff Owens, Chief Financial Officer, Clyde’s Restaurant Group
  • Darren Tristano, Chief Executive Officer, FoodserviceResults
  • Oliver Vagner, Principal Analytics Strategist, The Vagner Group, LLC
  • Timothy Web, Assistant Professor, Hospitality Business Management, University of Delaware
  • MJ Worsham, Consultant, ConStrata Technology Consulting

The CFTP certification is the first in a series of educational programs to be offered by the IFBTA. Future programs include deep-dives by industry segment, specific technology topics, training videos for company-specific hiring, and educational curriculum for hospitality programs, among others.

The CFTP certification program is available directly through the IFBTA and is appropriate for both entry-level and seasoned professionals. IFBTA members have access to the certification as a benefit of their membership. It can also be purchased by any F&B professional interested in the CFTP program who is not a member and will be offered by other organizations supporting the global hospitality industries.

If you’re ready to become a CFTP, visit the member portal or click the link below. IFBTA members receive a credit for the certification program as part of their membership package. Non-members can purchase the certification program at the link below. If you have any questions or comments regarding the CFTP certification program, contact certifiation@ifbta.org.