Classes Focused on Refrigeration Repair and New Technicians

Upcoming training courses through the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) will focus on both new technicians and refrigeration skills.

From Nov. 8-12, CFESA will hold a refrigeration training course to cover the basic principles of commercial refrigeration repair. The course will focus on introductory concepts, including the basic operation of commercial refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, defrost mechanisms, compressors and electrical circuits. Topics covered include the laws of refrigeration, compression cycle, latent and sensible heat, methods of heat transfer and methods of cutting, bending and torching tubing. Participants must have previously completed the CFESA Electrical Certification (or received approval from CFESA HQ) and the EPA recovery line I & II course.

The cost of the refrigeration training course is $750 for CFESA members and $1,500 for non-members. To register, click here.

CFESA’s new technician training course will be held Nov. 15-19. This program is designed for those who were recently hired or looking to enter into the foodservice equipment repair industry. Candidates should have little to no knowledge of the industry’s skill set. The training will cover company expectations, customer service, kitchen equipment operation, basic principles of electric gas and steam and hands-on equipment training. The cost is $1,000 for CFESA members and $2,000 for non-members. To register, click here.

Both training courses will be held at CFESA headquarters in Fort Mill, South Carolina.