About Us

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts was founded in 1980 and it was quickly recognised as Britain’s leading professional association of head chefs, pastry chefs, restaurant managers and quality suppliers.

Its main objectives, which it achieves through a series of groundbreaking education and training programmes, are to:

  • Secure the future of the hospitality industry through the education and training of young people and the provision of career opportunities
  • Recognise and reward talent and skill within the hospitality industry
  • Raise standards and awareness of food, food provenance, cooking and service through example and education
  • Connect like-minded people who support the Academy’s ethos

The Academy’s inspiring education and training initiatives are aimed at all ages and stages of development from school children to established hospitality professionals.