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NATIONAL RESTAURATEURS' DINNER
Join us for the 30th National Restaurateurs’ Dinner (NRD)
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Launch of the Master of Culinary Arts 2017 at Searcys Knightsbridge
On 31st January 2017 the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will launch the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA). Based on the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the MCA is the UK hospitality industry’s most prestigious award for head chefs, pastry chefs and
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January Plenary Meeting
On Monday 9th January the Members of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will meet at Westminster Kingsway College for the first Plenary Meeting of 2017. Rick Stein OBE will be talking about his 'Life and Times'...
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July Plenary
On Monday 4th July the Members of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will meet at the Rosewood, London for the July Plenary Meeting.
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Membership

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.



A full list of members is available here

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.

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MASTER OF CULINARY ARTS 2017 OPEN FOR ENTRIES
On 31st January 2017, 30 years after it was first established, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts launched the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA), at Searcys Knightsbridge, 30 Pavilion Road. Based on the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the MCA is the
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ROYAL ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 2017 IS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES!
The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is now accepting entries for the Annual Awards of Excellence 2017. Applicants must currently be working full-time in the UK as a Chef, Pastry Chef or Waiter and should be aged between 20 and 26 on 31st December 2016.
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EIGHTH MASTER OF CULINARY ARTS TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY 2017
On 31st January 2017 the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will launch the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA). Based on the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), the MCA is the UK hospitality industry’s most prestigious award for head chefs, pastry chefs and
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Annual Awards of Excellence Winners Trip Reports to Los Angeles
Annual Awards of Excellence 2015 Winners Scholarship Trip to Los Angeles with The Dorchester Collection
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