Members of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts are united in the common purpose of supporting the future of the hospitality industry through education and training. By joining the Academy members pledge their support for the Academy’s objectives and agree to invest their time and expertise in its activities.
Membership of the Academy is open to individuals or companies as follows:
|ACADEMICIANS||The main body of the Academy, open to Head Chefs, Pastry Chefs and Restaurant Managers, over the age of 30, working in Britain.|
|ASSOCIATE MEMBERS||Suppliers of quality foods, wines, services and equipment to the Hospitality Industry.|
|FRIENDS||A new branch of membership that was started in 2010 to mark the 30th anniversary of the Academy. Friends' membership is open to anyone who supports the philosophy of the Academy and its activities, but who is not eligible to join as an Academician. This is not restricted to the hospitality industry.|
|FELLOWS||Senior Academicians who have been awarded the Fellowship in recognition of their significant contribution to the Academy and its activities. Investitures take place at the AGM.|
|HONORARY ACADEMICIANS||Senior industry professionals who have made a significant contribution to the Hospitality Industry and in particular to the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, its objectives and wellbeing. Honorary membership is awarded and cannot be applied for.|
|EMERITUS||Academicians who have retired from a full active role in the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and from their working life.|
|ALUMNI||The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Alumni consist of all of the past winners of the Annual Awards of Excellence and graduates of the Academy Apprenticeship programmes at Bournemouth & Poole College and the University of West London.|
How to join
If you would like to join the Academy as an Academician, Associate Member or a Friend please visit the relevant page (Academicians, Associate Members or Friends) where you will find more information about criteria , we look forward to hearing from you.