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IACP offers eight levels of membership with unique benefits. Choose the one that’s right for you or your company, and start experiencing the advantages of IACP membership today.

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When I joined IACP at 23, it was my newbie support group. Today, almost 15 years later, it’s my sounding board and my information center. IACP is the backbone that supports and connects all my contacts.

Jess Thomson, food writer and cookbook author, founder of Hogwash blog

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Membership Benefits

Whether you're new to the business or a culinary communications veteran, an IACP membership is an essential tool for staying connected and competitive in today's culinary world. Core membership comes with a host of exciting benefits. See each level for additional benefits.

Webinars by industry leaders

  • Ongoing interactive web presentations by the most exciting people in our field, called our Speaker Series. Attend live twice a month, or get access to our archives of the very best sessions on topics like developing recipes, marketing your brand, identifying food trends, launching your business, and much more. 

Membership directory

  • Access to our member directory filled with contact information for culinary professionals, food brands, publications, and marketing firms. 

Easy networking

  • Online networking and conversation in our private Facebook group, where members get their career questions answered.

Archive of conference sessions

  • Listen on your own schedule to select sessions from recent annual conferences.

Information on rates of pay and other compensation data

  • We conduct compensation surveys for the major sectors within our membership, to give you the tools to negotiate. Food writer survey is complete; more to roll out soon.

Coming soon: What's in Your Contract

  • An insider's deconstruction of typical contracts in the publishing and brand representation arenas, with glossary of legal terms and commentary from leading publishers, writers, and others.

Our annual conferences

  • And of course our world-class, content-rich, networking bonanza conferences are members-only.

"Joining IACP has been a game-changer for me. In just one year, I've built up a network of friends and peers who motivate me and are always quick to offer nitty-gritty insider info. It's a community I trust and value."

Sara Bir, Professional Member

Writer, recipe developer, culinary librarian, founder of Sausagetarian blog

Sara Bir

Membership Levels

Review the criteria for each level, including the additional benefits beyond the Core Benefits.

Professional

  • An individual whose primary business is in the culinary arts or other culinary-related business.

$230 |


Emerging Professional

  • Those just entering the field and who have not yet started earning money from their culinary-related pursuits. Members may only stay at this level for two years. Honor system!

$85 |


Academic

  • Faculty or administrators of accredited culinary institutions or college-level food studies programs.

$185 |


Student

  • Individuals enrolled in an accredited culinary institutions or college-level food studies programs. A valid student i.d. will be required.

$50 |


Cooking School

  • Vocational and avocational schools that provide instruction in food and beverage. This level includes membership for two people, PLUS one complimentary ad in an IACP monthly newsletter and one set of promotional posts on the IACP social media platforms.

$370 |


Small Business

  • Smaller, entrepreneurial businesses whose products or services are culinary-related. This level includes membership for two people PLUS one complimentary ad on the IACP website (space is limited to the first 12 businesses that apply), one complimentary ad in an IACP monthly newsletter, and one set of promotional posts on the IACP social media platforms.

$430 |


Corporate

  • Corporations that produce or promote food, beverage, or related communications. This level includes membership for five people (you may include employees of your affiliate organizations), PLUS sponsorship of one IACP monthly newletter, one complimentary ad on the IACP website (space is limited to the first 12 businesses that apply), one complimentary ad in an IACP monthly newsletter, and one set of promotional posts on the IACP social media platforms.

$100 |


Emeritus

  • An individual who has been a member for at least 10 consecutive years, who is retired, and who is over 60 years old.

$110 |

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