Home » Culinary School and Career Resource Center » Helpful Resources for Culinary Careers

Helpful Resources for Culinary Careers

There are many resources for culinary careers. Here are a few to get you started.

Associations and Organizations

Looking for professional advice for culinary careers, information from industry experts, or just a forum for talking with other culinary enthusiasts? The following sites may help. You may also want to contact culinary arts schools for information about culinary education or specific programs.

American Culinary Federation

Committed to helping North American chefs further their culinary careers, the American Culinary Federation is a professional organization with over 230 chapters nationwide.

American Institute of Wine & Food

American Institute of Wine & Food is a resource for anyone who loves to enjoy great cuisine, and they pride themselves on their ethics and the fact that membership is open to all.

James Beard Foundation

The renown association espouses a philosophy of "Food helps shape who we are, how we interact with it, and our relationship with it."

National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association is a business association that aims to represent, educate and promote the restaurant and food service industry.

Retail Bakers of America

Retail Bakers of America aims to strengthen the community of retail bakeries by fostering industry communication, networking and training.

Get Training for Culinary Careers

If you're ready to find a school that will meet your needs and culinary career goals, visit our directory pages to find culinary arts schools in your area.


Tell us a little about yourself and we'll connect you with schools that offer culinary arts programs.