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Joining the BCF is easy and great value!

BCF. Application Form

  1. Download and fill in the application form
  2. Fill in the Standing Order Mandate or a cheque for the correct amount
  3. Return the application form and the Standing Order Mandate/Cheque to:
    Mandy Bennett (Administrator)
    British Culinary Federation
    PO Box 10532
    B50 4ZY

Tel: 01789 491218,

Membership Fees (per annum)

  • Junior Member: £25.00
    Students and trainees in hotels, restaurants, catering colleges, contract catering and the armed services up to the age of 23.
  • Chef Member: £40.00
    Aged 23 and over.
  • Associate Member: £50.00
    Open to individuals working in the hospitality industry who wish to participate in the activities of the British Culinary Federation.
  • Corporate Member: £125.00
    Open to companies and educational establishments and offers full membership benefits for up to 4 people at a discounted rate.
  • Honorary Member:
    Honorary free membership is awarded at the discretion of the British Culinary Federation for outstanding services to the culinary profession.
  • Retired Member:
    Free membership to existing members who are 65 years of age and over.

For Culinary Partners packages, see Culinary Partnership page.

What Membership Offers You

  • Contact and networking opportunities with chefs in the United Kingdom and abroad at the key industry events we support.
  • Automatic membership of WACS through the BCF and the opportunity to participate in the WACS World Congress, which is held in a different country every two years. The Congress is a great networking opportunity and a chance to see the world! You can share ideas with colleagues worldwide and participate in the full Congress programme, which includes innovative topics for discussion, culinary workshops and demonstrations by international chefs, as well as enjoying the many and varied social events.
  • The opportunity to compete at the highest level, to demonstrate your talent and to represent your country at both national and international level
    Direct professional support from an organisation that aims to protect your interests and provides you with advice and information.
  • Chefs Club lunches held at different venues, where members can meet informally and discuss the issues of the day.
  • A lively social calendar, including meetings at various venues, with occasional guest speakers attending, to keep members aware of changes and developments. These meetings are followed by lunch and everyone is made very welcome
  • Other events include the Annual Dinner and Awards evening, with dancing and entertainment, as well as culinary competitions and sports days, such as golf and football tournaments. Members also receive invitations to main events in the industry.
  • Receive our magazine ‘Culinary News’, giving you the latest information on chefs, products, events and exhibitions worldwide.
  • Log on to our BCF website which provides up to date information on events, news, competitions etc. It gives you easy access if you would like to contact us for information and equally easy links to other culinary websites:
  • We will offer a range of craft and business courses in conjunction with relevant education and training providers. These will be published in ‘Culinary News’. We already work closely with several top colleges in the UK.
  • Membership gives you the chance to join fellow chefs to raise the standards of your profession and demonstrate your commitment to professionalism.