The Food and Beverage Association of America (formerly known as Food and Beverage Managers (FBMA)), 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 has responded to the continued need for improved standards and extended communication within the food and beverage community, via open dialogue shared in monthly forums and events.

Since its inception, FBAA has been a staunch supporter of the community, and many non-profit organizations. Additionally, 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 – FBAA 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, FBAA committed $100,000 over a 5-year span to New York University. This donation is just one of many causes and organizations that the Association has supported, as indicated below — Additionally, over the past five years, the Association has committed student scholarship monies currently totaling $100,000 to the Hospitality Management Department at New York City College of Technology. These funds have given students the ability to complete their academic requirements toward their college degree and begin their careers …becoming outstanding professionals in our industry.

Additionally, over the past five years, the Association has committed student scholarship monies currently totaling $100,000 to the Hospitality Management Department at New York City College of Technology. These funds have given students the ability to complete their academic requirements toward their college degree and begin their careers …becoming outstanding professionals in our industry.

1998

Share Our Strength
Tavern on the Green (Death of Executive Chef)

$2,500
$1,000

1999

Share Our Strength
Kosovo Relief Fund

$5,000.00
$7,500

2000

Share Our Strength

$10,000.00

2001

Sunnyside Community Center
Share Our Strength
Windows of Hope WTC

$1,000
$5,000.00
$5,000.00

2002

Becker Scholarship
Windows of Hope WTC
Share Our Strength

$1,000
$15,000
$10,000

2003

Share Our Strength
Ventesca Family Fund

$5,000
$500.00

2004

Widener University
HFPT Fundraising

$4,000
$1,000.00

2005

Johnson & Wales University
Natalie Toedter Foundation
Uwe Toedter, President of Les Amis D’Escoffier, sadly lost his
daughter Natalie at the young age of 21.  He established a
foundation in her honor, and FBAA was proud to support
this foundation

$2,000
$1,000

 

Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC)
Marty Lyons Foundation
ALS Foundation

$1,000
$1,000
$1,000

2006

Knights of York
Children’s Aid Society

$1,000
$20,000

2007

Widener University
Johnson & Wales University
Knights of York
Les Amis d’Escoffier
Children’s Aid Society
Over 2006 – 2007, FBAA donated $50,000 for kitchen maintenance for
the Children’s Aid Society, as there was no functioning exhaust system
in the kitchen

$8,000
$8,000
$1,000
$5,000
$30,000

2008

Boys’ Town of Italy Charity
Good & Welfare

$1,400.00
$767

2010

NYC College of Technology Scholarship

$25,000

2010

American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund
Good & Welfare

$10,000
$522

2011

NYC College of Technology Scholarship

$15,000

2012

NYC College of Technology Scholarship

$20,000

Multiple Years

New York University
FBAA served Thanksgiving dinners for familes in need
Boys Town (David Silverman Charity)
Cardinal’s Committee of the Laity
St . Finn Bart Church

$100,000
$4,500.00
$1,000.00
$5,350.00
$500.00

2013

To Jack Furnari of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

$5,000

2013

To NYC College of Technology Scholarship Fund

$20,000

2013

To Terry’s House Staten Island

$2,000

2013

To the Boys Scouts of America in honor of Geoffrey Mills Honoree

$5,000

2014

NYC College of Technology Scholarship

$20,000

2014

2014 TCS New York City Marathon with Team for Kids $100

The Association is an avenue for food and beverage executives to grow within the industry, and has served as a career catalyst for many members. FBAA presents its members with many networking opportunities and potential for career advancement. Members contribute their time, knowledge and efforts to Association activities and events.