American Culinary Federatoin (ACF)
10 San Bartola Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32085
(800) 624-9458
Promotes the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education among culinarians at all levels.


American Institute of Baking (AIB)
1213 Bakers Way
P. O. Box 3999
Manhattan, KS 66505
(800) 633-5137
A technology transfer center for bakers and food processors founded by the North American wholesale and retail baking industries.


American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF)
95 Prescott Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940
(800) 274-AIWF
Devoted to improving the appreciation, understanding, and accessibility of food and beverage.


American Personal & Private Chef Association
4572 Delaware Street
San Diego, CA 92116
(800) 644-8389
To promote the education and advancement of our membership in the personal chef industry and the betterment of the industry as a whole.


American Society of Baking (ASB)
P.O. Box 336
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
(800) 713-0462
Provides educational resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for professional bakers.


Black Culinarians Alliance (BCA)
12 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 643-6570
Educational and networking organization that creates exposure and provides educational and professional activities for people of color.


Bread Baker’s Guild of America
670 West Napa Street, Suite B
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 953-1468
Raises the professional standards of artisan bread bakers through education, training, and increased interaction with suppliers and specialists in the science of baking.


Chefs Collaborative
89 South Street, lower level
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 236-5200
Provides chefs with tools for running economically healthy food service businesses in order to encourage sustainable practices and improve the quality and taste of food.


Experimental Cuisine Collective
New York University
New York, NY
A venue for scientists, food academics, chefs, journalists, and the dining public to gather and exchange knowledge about the scientific principles that can drive innovative experiences in cooking and dining.


The Food Institute
10 Mountainview Road, Suite 125
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
(201) 791-5570
Information service offering up-to-date news, annual studies, and targeted industry reports on various aspects of the food business.
7702 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(602) 381-FOOD
Provides news, market reports, and job information to individuals working in the food industry.


International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 252-3663
Provides continuing education and development for professionals who work in the areas of education, communication, or the preparation of food and beverage.


International Cake Exploration Societé
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the sugar arts.


James Beard Foundation
167 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
(800) 36-BEARD
Celebrates the country’s culinary artists, provides scholarships and educational opportunities, and offers members the opportunity to enjoy the delights of fine dining.


Les Dames d’Escoffier International
Promotes the role of women food professionals through scholarships, mentoring, and philanthropic pursuits.


National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT)
136 Madison Avenue, 12th floor
New York, NY 10016
(212) 482-6440
Fosters trade, commerce, and interest in the specialty food industry.


National Restaurant Association (NRA)
1200 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3097
(800) 424-5156
Represents, educates, and promotes the restaurant industry.


New York Women’s Culinary Alliance (NYWCA)
Old Chelsea Station
P.O. Box 1272
New York, NY 10011
The New York Women’s Culinary Alliance is an organization of professional women in the food and wine industry, dedicated to encouraging cooperation, networking, and education among its members.


Retail Bakers of America (RBA)
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd floor
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 610-9035
A trade association that creates industry training programs, develops profit tools, and connects retailers with suppliers to help build profitable bakeries.


Research Chefs Association
Provides the research chef with a forum for professional and educational development.


Slow Food USA
20 Jay Street, Suite M04
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 260-8000
Dedicated to stewardship of the land, ecologically sound food production, and the proliferation of regional culinary traditions.


United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA)
4801 Lang Avenue, Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(800) 995-2138
Provides guidelines and policies aimed at maintaining the highest level of service, quality and integrity for those in the personal chef profession.


Women’s Foodservice Forum
6750 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 770-9100
Engages the foodservice industry to develop leadership talent and ensure career advancement for executive women.


Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR)
P.O. Box 1875
Madison, AL 35758
(256) 975-1346
Promotes the education and advancement of women in the restaurant industry.