IACP staff and partners work from virtual offices all over North America--California, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, and Toronto Canada! Consider this team your go-to resource for any questions about membership, conference, webinars, or anything else IACP-related.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, problems, concerns, updates!
To help our members get more work and do it better through networking opportunities and education in communication skills.
In 1978, a group of cooking school owners and instructors, including Bill Rice and Nathalie Dupree, came together for mutual professional support. They created the IACP (formerly named the Association of Cooking Schools), and in the process, they laid a foundation for food culture in America and beyond. Early members included Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, and Anne Willan, among many others.
Through the decades, IACP’s membership has expanded to include writers, photographers, stylists, bloggers, marketers, nutritionists, chefs, restaurateurs, culinary tour operators, artisan food producers, and academia (and surely more). The member categories continue to grow as our dynamic industry evolves, which is a boon as the multi-disciplinary nature of our community is key to its vibrancy.
IACP is a unique community, a crossroads where members meet to share experiences and expertise, advice and support, in ways that lead to unparalleled growth and professional success.
Responsible for keeping IACP on-mission, overseeing all events, programs, and services.
Responsible for creating and managing sponsorship opportunities and other strategic partnerships.
Responsible for communications and editorial content across multiple channels including website, publications, and social media.
Responsible for managing awards and producing IACP’s flagship tasting events.
Responsible for IACP's annual audit.
Responsible for bookkeeping and accounting, including billing, collections, payroll processing, and monthly financial reporting.