American Culinary Federation
Promotes the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education among culinarians.
American Institute of Food and Wine (AIFW)
"In 1981 Julia Child, Robert Mondavi, Richard Graff, and others founded The
American Institute of Wine & Food, a non-profit educational organization devoted to improving the appreciation, understanding, and accessibility of food and drink."
California Restaurant Association (CRA)
Founded in 1906, the CRA is the oldest restaurant association in the United States.
"A national network of more than 1,000 members of the food community who promote sustainable cuisine by celebrating the joys of local, seasonal, and artisanal cooking."
Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Founded in 1936 to promote, extend and protect the interests of the broader restaurant industry and serve members in the Bay Area.
Green Restaurant Association (GRA)
Founded in 1990, GRA helps restaurants and their customers improve their environmental impact in convenient ways, through research, environmental consulting, education, marketing, and consumer activism.
Independent Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA)
Links to industry trends, education and scholarships, news, jobs, management tools and more.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Serves as a resource and support system for food professionals worldwide.
International Franchise Association
Provides franchise information. Sections of the website includes: education, resource center, franchise opportunities, news, and development.
National Restaurant Association (NRA)
Provides information on industry research, careers and education; government and legal; food safety; how to run a business, and news.
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)
Find state by state regulatory information, career outreach and educational opportunities, as well as publications and a resource center.
Professional Chef's Association
Everything from news, live chef talks, recipes, restaurant design, wines, conferences, and more.
Society for Foodservice Management (SFM)
Provides professional development through research and information, continuing education and member interaction in a collaborative environment.
Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR)
"Promotes the education and advancement of women in the restaurant industry and the betterment of the industry as a whole."