New Zealand Chefs Association Inc. is a member of the World Association of Chefs Societies (World Chefs) and was the first association to establish professional chefs training in this country. Our involvement in the Foodservice Industry extends to representation with Service IQ, New Zealand Beef and Lamb Marketing Bureau Advisory Panel, Polytechnic representation throughout the country and NZChefs Scholarship for continuing education for trainee chefs within training industry programs.
We offer the following memberships:
• Full Membership: A person with at least five years cooking experience acceptable to NZChefs, or who has completed a training programme that is recognized by NZChefs.
• Associate Membership: A person, who in the opinion of the executive (branch or national), may be of benefit to the aims and objectives of NZChefs, may apply for membership.
• Training Membership: Training membership shall be open to any person who is currently tertiary training in the Culinary Arts.
• Student Membership: Student membership shall be open to any person who is currently enrolled at secondary school with an interest in the Culinary Arts.
• Establishment Membership: A single kitchen/restaurant, at one location, with up to 5 chefs, cooks, patissiers, and/or confectioners.
• Secondary School Membership: Secondary Schools teaching students in the Culinary Arts / Hospitality, up to three teachers.
• Corporate Member: Companies that support NZChefs aims and objectives.
We offer the following benefits to our members:
- Sponsorship and organisation National, Regional and International Culinary Competitions.
Thank you for taking the time to consider joining the NZChefs. Please contact 0800NZCHEFS (0800 692433) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further information.
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