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Membership & Benefits

IACP offers six levels of membership with unique benefits. Choose the one that's right for you or your company, and start experiencing the advantage of IACP membership 365 days a year.

| Professional |  Emerging Pro | Cooking School | Small Business | Corporate | Emeritus |

Membership Benefits:

No matter which membership level you choose, you can count on the following benefits year-round:

Exclusive Networking

  • Access our members-only directory, with thousands of culinary professionals listed from around the world.
  • Our 11 interest sections let you connect meaningfully with industry professionals in your field.  
  • Join a conversation on the member forums, or post a question to get some expert advice. 

IACP Connect 

  • Our peer-to-peer mentoring program lets you take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that IACP members have to offer. 


  • Enjoy special discounts on appliances, travel packages, education and more. Offer your own services at a discount to fellow members and watch your business grow! 

Speaker Series 

  • Our online educational webinars are conducted throughout the year, with expert speakers weighing in and taking your questions.
  • All of our Speaker Series are recorded and archived online. Explore the archives and hundreds of presentations at your leisure.


  • Our members-only annual conference draws together the best and the brightest in the industry for three days of food, classes, culinary tours and networking.
  • Join a regional event to meet local members throughout the year.  


  • Our quarterly e-zine Frontburner brings you news, stories, and events from IACP. 
  • Enjoy newsletters from our different interest sections on topics like digital media, photography, and culinary tourism. 

Job Bank

  • Search our job bank to find the next step in your career or post your resume for extra exposure
  • FInd the right candidate for your job opening by posting a listing in the job bank.  


  • Get a special price on advertising to IACP members including customized eblasts, website ads, and more! (Applies to only select memberships). 

Membership Levels, In a Nutshell

Who? Annual Dues/New Member Fee* Join Now!
  Professional      For an individual whose primary business activity is in the culinary arts. $230/$50


For an individual who is a full-time or part-time post-secondary student pursuing a culinary or related degree, or who has taken a culinary position for the first time within the past two years. Membership at this level is limited to two years. $85/$0


An institutional membership for vocational or avocational schools that provide instruction in cooking and the culinary arts. Two individuals may be listed as members. $370/$50


For small, entrepreneurial businesses whose culinary products or services are marketed on a local or regional scale. Two individuals may be listed as members. $430/$50


  Corporate For corporations that produce or promote
food and cooking products. Five
individuals may be listed as members.


  Emeritus For an individual who has been an IACP member for a minimum of 10 consecutive years, retired, and reached the age of 60. $110/$0


* The new member initiation fee is a one-time payment provided your membership does not lapse more than a year.

For more information, email IACP Member Services at or call 855-738-IACP (4227) / (866) 358-4951.

| Professional |  Emerging Pro | Cooking School | Small Business | Corporate | Emeritus |

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