Restaurants Trade Associations

Restaurants

One of the biggest "people" businesses around today, the restaurant industry runs on a mix of fine food, top service, good management and effective marketing. The information offered in the sections below addresses these key factors and many more. Sample this eclectic menu of timely reports, technical tips and breaking news to satisfy every craving for success.

Restaurants Trade Associations

American Culinary Federation

Organization formed in 1929 by the combining of three New York chefs' associations: Chef de Cuisine Association of America, Societe Culinair Philanthropique and Vatel Club. Made up of more than 230 local chapters with 20,000 members. Promotes culinary education, certification and networking opportunities. Activities include: educational resources, scholarships, accreditation, culinary certification, annual events and conferences and online guides and video library.

Five levels of membership are available. Members can belong to a local chapter or the national chapter. Membership benefits at all levels include: career development and continuing education, access to competitions and apprenticeship programs, membership in the World Association of Chefs Societies, free subscription to The National Culinary Review magazine and discounts for certification, events, products and services.

National Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 624-9458

E-mail: acf@acfchefs.net

www.acfchefs.org

American Institute of Wine and Food

Association for both food and wine enthusiasts and industry professionals. Provides opportunities for connoisseurs to learn from professionals, and for professionals to get to know their customers. Activities include: annual events, scholarships and newsletters.

Membership benefits include: discounts on American Institute of Wine and Food events and culinary magazine subscriptions and access to member-only events and offers.

National Contact Information:

E-mail: info@aiwf.org

www.aiwf.org

International Association of Culinary Professionals

Non-profit international forum offering continuing education and career development in culinary education, communication, or food- and drink-preparation fields.

Activities include: grassroots networking programs, global blogs, annual events and conferences, job postings and information, scholarships, certifications and awards.

Membership is made up of 4,000 professionals from over 35 countries.

Five membership classes are available: professional, cooking school, small business, corporate and emeritus. Membership benefits vary by class. Information available online.

National Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 928-4227

E-mail: iacp@hqtrs.com

www.iacp.com

National Restaurant Association

Business association founded in 1919 with to advocate for industry professionals. Provides education opportunities, representation and promotion of the industry.

Activities include: restaurant representation and promotion, access to reports and publications, annual conferences and events, grassroots activism and training programs.

Six membership classes are available: restaurant, allied, faculty,student,not-for-profit and international. Membership benefits vary by class. Information available online.

National Contact Information:

E-mail: fpi@fpi.org

www.fpi.org

Society For Foodservice Management

Serves foodservice industry executives through career development and enhancement. Represents major corporations, independent operators and national and regional contract-management companies.? Activities include: annual events and conferences, volunteer committees, research, benchmark testing and job services.

Four classes of membership are available: active, associate, emeritus and student.

Membership benefits vary by class. Information available online.

National Contact Information:

Phone: (856) 380-6829

E-mail: e-mail form available online

www.sfm-online.org

American Beverage Institute

National Contact Information:

Phone: (202) 463-7110

E-mail:e-mail form available online

www.abionline.org

American Society of Baking

National Contact Information:

E-mail: infor@asbe.org

www.asbe.org

Commercial Food Equipment Service Association

National Contact Information:

E-mail: cstrickland@cfesa.com

www.cfesa.com

The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers

National Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 463-5918

E-mail: chart@chart.org

www.chart.org

Foodservice & Packaging Institute, Inc.

National Contact Information:

Phone: (202) 331-5900

E-mail: e-mail form available online

www.fpi.org

International Hotel & Restaurant Association

National Contact Information:

E-mail: info@ih-ra.com

www.ih-ra.com

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers

National Contact Information:

E-mail: info@nafem.org

www.nafem.org

Professional Chef's Association

National Contact Information:

E-mail: admin@ProfessionalChef.com

www.professionalchef.com

Women's Foodservice Forum

National Contact Information:

E-mail:membership@womensfoodserviceforum.com

www.womensfoodserviceforum.com

The World Association of Cooks Societies

National Contact Information:

E-mail: E-mail form available online

www.wacs2000.org

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