CRFA Member Benefits

foodservice owners & operators / foodservice suppliers

FOODSERVICE OWNERS & OPERATORS are invited to join CRFA as voting members. This membership category includes restaurants, bars/pubs, caterers, clubs, managed services, and other foodservice providers.

As a CRFA member, you can take advantage of money saving programs, industry leading research and insights, and you get free admission to CRFA Trade Shows. 
For more information on any of our CRFA member programs contact or call us at 1-800-387-5649.
The average restaurant can save thousands with these valuable benefits:

Exclusive CRFA rates and excellent customer service with Chase Paymentech.

CRFA Preferred Rates (PDF)

Access to Canada’s largest foodservice buying group, designed to bring the purchasing power of chains to the independent operator. Groupex offers competitive pricing on beverage, food and operational programs such as Pepsi, Canada Bread, Gordon Foodservice and Diversey.
CRFA members and their employees can save an extra 3.3c/L with an Esso gas card.
CRFA members can save 10-30% over retail prices on Samsung TVs and shipping is free to most CRFA members in Canada.
CRFA-approved ethical and effective foreign recruiters. CRFA members get a 10% discount on foreign recruitment fees.
Spend minutes, not hours, on employee scheduling with  CRFA Members receive significant discounts, and pay as low as $0.60 per employee per month. For details and to learn how to try it for free, see
Train your employees to the national standard of food safety with CRFA’s National Food Safety Training Program.  CRFA members get 20% off online training.
20-25% discount on training packages and kits.
Special rates on Canada’s largest, uninterrupted payroll service, plus $400 in free Nebs dollars when registering.
Major discount on mobile marketing program that puts your reward and promotion in your customer’s hands with text message advertising.
15% discount on cheques, business forms, labels, etc. Free shipping and expert advice.
Waste oil removal program offers: Free collection service tailored to your needs; Up to 10% bonus rebate in Ontario and Quebec.
A lease as low as 0%* on restaurant food, beverage and cooking equipment.
ATLANTIC CANADA ONLY (excluding Labrador)
Up to 30% off the posted market price; high volume users save more.
Competitive rates that provide price stability and budget certainty.
Food Allergies: A Guide for Restaurants
CRFA worked with EpiPen, the leading Anaphylaxis treatment, and Anaphylaxis Canada, a leader in allergy-related education to produce an easy-to-use guide and reference poster about allergies. The guide covers scenarios in the restaurant industry and explains what operators can do to avoid incidents in their establishments. Visit Restaurant Central for an online version of the guide. A printed booklet and handy kitchen poster listing different names for common allergens are available for CRFA members only. Please contact a Member Services Representative at or 1-800-387-5649 to receive your copy.

Business Insurance
Restaurant Protect
Enhanced property and liability insurance at competitive rates designed to meet the specific needs of Canada’s restaurants, pubs, and bars. Insurance provided by The Dominion and Totten Group. Ask your broker for a quote or contact a Restaurant Protect insurance specialist at 1-855-512-CRFA (2732).

Employee Benefits

A new take on Employee Benefits – A Healthcare Spending Account designed to provide employers with cost-controlled, tax-deductible health, dental and other benefits while giving employees more flexibility on how to use the funds. (Not currently available in Quebec.)

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An exclusive discount program for you and your employees offering savings from Best Western, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Budget Car Rental, Royal LePage and Costco.

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Hire for attitude, train for skill. Provide your promising staff with the skills they need to perform at the next level with occupational training for most restaurant and foodservice roles. CRFA members receive a 20% discount on online training.

All of the companies listed above are CRFA-endorsed partners. If you are a CRFA member and you have been contacted by another company representing themselves as a CRFA partner, please feel free to contact CRFA to confirm.