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Emerging Professional Membership

For an individual who is a full-time or part-time post-secondary student pursuing a culinary or related degree, or who has taken a culinary position for the first time within the past two years. A cost effective way for those just entering the field to take advantage of the deep resources of IACP!

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$85 US per year, no new member initiation fee


All the benefits of IACP Professional Membership, but at a substantial discount:

  • Networking opportunities with over 3,000 food, beverage, and hospitality professionals worldwide
  • Participation in all IACP events, including Annual Conference, regional meetings, grassroots programs, and our monthly Speakers Series
  • Listing in the online member directory
  • Access to the members-only area of including the member directory, member forums, and all newsletter and Speaker Series archives
  • Annual subscription to our monthly e-zine, Frontburner
  • Exclusive marketing opportunities, including participation in the IACP Partner Program, customized email distribution, and access to the IACP mailing list
  • Advertising discounts in Frontburner and conference materials
  • Participation in any number of our 13 interest sections
  • Member-only discounts on job listings and resume purchases in our Job Bank containing nearly 7,000 employers and 6,000 resumes specific to the culinary industry  
  • Member-to-member discounts on products and services such as kitchen tools and appliances, educational opportunities, and travel
  • Other discounted member services, such as shipping and printing via our Freight Savings Plan


  • There is no age restriction.
  • Current IACP members may not revert to Emerging Professional status unless they become full-time students and provide the required documentation specified on the application (i.e., a letter from the school, valid student ID, or current transcript).
  • Membership at this level is limited to two years.

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