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:


    The main body of the Academy, open to head chefs, pastry chefs and restaurant managers, over the age of 30, working in Britain.


    Suppliers of quality foods, wines, services and equipment to the Hospitality Industry.


    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.


    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.


    Academicians who have retired from a full active role in the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and from their working life. A full list of members is available here.

How to join?

Click on the type of membership you are interested in for more information, criteria and an application form. We look forward to hearing from you: Academician Associate Member Friend