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A cookbook author and teacher, James Beard was a champion of American cuisine who helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by offering a variety of events and programs designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and foster a deeper understanding of our culinary culture.



, the magazine for culinary insiders, has been serving the restaurant industry since 1995.’s original culinary content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world. Its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals’ success and give them the tools they need to 
overcome their specific challenges. In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists,’s Culinary JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry.

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The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 to promote the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.



CulinaryInstitute.jpgFor more than six decades, The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education.




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The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA)

is the only organization focused 100% on supporting professionals in the Fine Chocolate segment of the Chocolate Industry. They started in 2007 with 15 founding members and currently have over 200 members worldwide. They are an international group of chocolate professionals who come together in support of the art of fine chocolate making.   



Societe Philantropique


The Société Culinaire Philanthropique is one of the oldest Chefs Association in the United States. Founded in 1865, it regroups chefs, cooks, pastry chefs, bakers and butchers, including some of America's most famous chefs. 



L'Ecole Valrhona Sponsors


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