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.
Founded in 1948, the HCA is a national organisation with branches in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its aims are the promotion and improvement of the standards of catering in hospitals and healthcare establishments; education and training; and improving the professional interests and status of health care caterers.
Professional body aiming to promote high standards of management and education within the hospitality industry. Provides a variety of information and education services, including a series of small business seminars.