Professional association for head chefs, pastry chefs, restaurant managers and quality suppliers. Concerned with raising standards and public awareness of food, food provenance, cooking and service, as well as helping to attract young people into the industry through education and training programmes.
Previously known as the European Catering Association, this organisation encourages caterers and associates from all sectors of the food service industry to network, exchange ideas, socialise and keep in touch. Members include managers, chefs, accountants, consultants, students and suppliers.
Professional body for front of house staff – including food and wine waiting staff and bar assistants. Its aim is to improve the basic knowledge of restaurant staff. Provides skills seminars and training programmes.
Aims to encourage young people into the industry, promote products, share ideas and techniques, and raise public awareness and appreciation. Membership is open to pastry chefs, pastry commis and companies supplying products and services for pastry chefs.