From our member-elected Board of Directors to our volunteer-run interest sections and committees, members are at the heart of IACP. Learn more about how we're organized and who to contact if you've got questions or want to pitch in.
Below is a quick guide to help you navigate the organization. For contact information, or to put faces to Headquarters staff, the Board of Directors, or any of our committee and interest section Chairs, click on the links above.
Headquarters & Staff
A professional staff coordinates and manages all IACP programs, from our Annual Conference and awards to our interest sections and their monthly Speaker Series. Executive Director Meredith Deeds, previously an IACP board director, oversees this staff and keeps IACP's daily operations running smoothly. Consider this team your go-to resource for any questions about membership, conference, or other programs. To reach individual staff members, click on the link above or contact:
Phone: Member services: 855-738-IACP (4227)
Main: (646) 358-4957 / Toll-free: (866) 358-4951
Fax: (866) 358-2524
International Association of Culinary Professionals
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 42nd floor
New York, NY USA 10020
Board of Directors
IACP is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors comprised of eleven IACP members and a delegate from the Board of IACP's philanthropic partner, The Culinary Trust. The Board is primarily responsible for setting IACP strategy, budgeting, and ensuring that plans for achieving the organization's strategic and financial goals are in place. The Board meets monthly with Headquarters staff to chart progress toward these objectives.
Board members serve a two-year term, unless elected by fellow Board members to serve longer as an officer. Each fall, a call for nominations to the Board is sent to the active membership. A Nominating Committee then determines the slate of candidates to be presented for membership vote in January. If you're interested in serving on the Board, please contact IACP Headquarters or the Nominating Committee Chair for more information. Please note that previous volunteer service on a committee or in an interest section factors heavily into the committee's determination of candidacy.
Sections & Committees
Whether you're a new or veteran member, the best way to connect with other IACP members and resources is to join one (or more) of our 13 interest sections and many operational committees.
Interest sections are designed to take networking one step further by making it easier for you to identify and communicate with others who share the same interests. Our 13 sections cover a wide range of culinary disciplines, from food policy and food science to culinary tourism and food journalism. Section membership gives you access to targeted industry information and resources along with quarterly newsletters and monthly webinars to keep you up-to-date on the issues, ideas, and trends pertinent to your section. There is no limit to the number of sections you can join - access to section content and events is one of the many benefits of IACP membership. And if you're interested in deeper involvement, our section Chairs are always looking for help with developing programs and other new content. For a complete listing of sections and contact information, click here. For access to section newsletters and other content, click here.
Committees assist Headquarters by directing and executing special projects related to the day-to-day operations of the organization, such as membership development, website redesign, and public relations and marketing campaigns. Because our members have both wealth and depth of experience in many aspects of our business, we welcome their active participation in these volunteer committees. For a complete listing of committees and contact information, click here.
And to view our latest section and committee volunteer opportunities, check this page often. We update it regularly!