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Memberships

Culinary Professionals

Membership in the Culinary Federation is as simple as completing an online application form, which will be sent to the Branch nearest to you for processing, followed up by an invitation to attend your first meeting (bring a friend). Attending your first meeting will provide you with a clear outlook on how the Branch works with its members in supporting your educational and skill set requirements, not to mention the social activities that make it all more interesting. You will meet peer groups that can assist you with meeting potential employers, participate in skills classes, competitions or in a presentation that targets your skill levels and culinary techniques.

National Member

Applicants shall be deemed eligible for national Membership if they hold a valid Certificate of Qualification for the Trade of Cook (a TQ5 if trained with the Canadian Armed Forces from 1985) or similar Certification from any Province or Territory where applicable, or an equivalent Certificate from any member country of WorldChefs, or they must be currently working for a documented minimum period of eight (8) years in the Trade of Cook or as an Instructor at an accredited College, Food Services or Hospitality Institution.

Benefits:

  • Access to services and discounts specifically designed for members
  • Auto and home insurance exclusive rates
  • Access to the chef’s buyer's guide
  • Access to CF Social and messaging

Member at Large

Open to individuals who meet the National Member criteria and live in excess of 250 km from a CF Branch and/or live or work outside of Canada. If and when you visit or return to Canada, you have the privilege of visiting any Branch and partake of events and resources associated with that Branch.

Benefits:

  • Access to services and discounts specifically designed for members
  • Auto and home insurance exclusive rates
  • Access to the chef’s buyer's guide
  • Access to CF Social and messaging

Armed Forces

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces whose main duties are those of a mess cook, warrant officer or commissioned officer.

Benefits:

  • Access to services and discounts specifically designed for members
  • Auto and home insurance exclusive rates
  • Access to the chef’s buyer's guide
  • Access to CF Social and messaging

Junior Member

Open to any person actively engaged in the preparation of food in a commercial establishment or is enrolled in a recognized course of culinary studies at a college, school or institute. Is actively involved in work /study in the trade of cooking at the time of the application.

Benefits:

  • Access to services and discounts specifically designed for members
  • Auto and home insurance exclusive rates
  • Access to the chef’s buyer's guide
  • Access to CF Social and messaging

Pastry Chef

Applicants shall be deemed eligible for national Membership if they hold a valid Certificate of Qualification for the Trade of Cook (a TQ5 if trained with the Canadian Armed Forces from 1985) or similar Certification from any Province or Territory where an applicable, or an equivalent of the Certificate from any member country of WorldChefs or they must be currently working for a documented minimum period of eight (8) years in the Trade of Cook or as a Pastry Chef/Cook or as an Instructor at an accredited College, Food Services or Hospitality Institutions.

Benefits:

  • Access to services and discounts specifically designed for members
  • Auto and home insurance exclusive rates
  • Access to the chef’s buyer's guide
  • Access to CF Social and messaging
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Industry Insiders

Join the Culinary Federation and develop your network with more than 1200 professionals. You will be able to stay up to date on industry trends and add to your skill levels and culinary techniques.

$80

Foodie

Open to any non-professional individuals whose passion is food or cooking.

Benefits:

  • Access to services and discounts specifically designed for members
  • Auto and home insurance exclusive rates
  • Access to the chef’s buyer's guide
  • Chef certification programs
$1000

Culinary school

Open to any recognized college, university or other educational institution offering a culinary program. After opening an account, the school will partner with the Culinary Federation and be featured on our website.

Benefits:

  • Access to services and discounts specifically designed for members
  • Auto and home insurance exclusive rates
  • Access to the chef’s buyer's guide
  • Access to CF Social and messaging
$1000

Restaurateurs

Open to any restaurant, food service provider or any other similar companies.

Benefits:

  • Access to services and discounts specifically designed for members
  • Auto and home insurance exclusive rates
  • Access to the chef’s buyer's guide
  • Access to CF Social and messaging
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