American Culinary Association
The principal goal of the founding chefs remains true to ACF today—to promote the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education among culinarians at all levels, from apprentices to the most accomplished certified master chefs.
California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns
CABBI is a nonprofit, statewide organization that is member-driven and professionally managed. Find directory, industry data, conference information and more.
California Restaurant Association (CRA)
Founded in 1906, the CRA is the oldest restaurant assoication in the United States.
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage des Etats-Unis
This society unites professional and amateur gastronomes in a private, not-for-profit society committed to promoting the culinary and hospitality arts and enology through example, education and camaraderie.
Council of Independent Restaurant Owners (CIRA)
CIRA was founded to represent the interests of independent operators, and to establish a proactive marketing program that will meet the challenge of the national dinner-house restaurant chains now making significant inroads in every marketing territory in America.
Green Restaurant Association
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA), founded in 1990, helps restaurants and it's customers improve their environmental impact in convenient ways, through research, environmental copnsulting, education, marketing, and consumer activism.
Independent Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assocaiton (IDDBA)
Links to industry trends, education and scholarships, news, jobs, amangement tools and more.
International Franchise Association
Providing a one-stop shopping experience for franchise information. Sections of the website includes: education,, resource center, franchise opportunities, news, franchise development and more.
National Restaurant Association (NRA)
A great resource for those involved in the food industry. The industry statistics and research are some of the best for the restaurant industry. Also find information on 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.
Soicety for Foodservice Management (SFM)
Provides professional development through research and information, continuing education and member interaction in a collaborative environment.
Alice Statler Library, City College of San Francisco
Updated March 4, 2002