It’s commonly said that it’s not what you know, it’s who. The truth is that the secret to success is both.
That said, networking in the restaurant industry is easily accessible. Here are 6 communities that will help you get started:
- Culintro – With 35,000 members and job opportunities in NYC, SF, LA, CHI, this online community is a great place to start. Culintro boasts staff members from both the BOH and FOH.
- Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) – Gain access to career development tools that build leadership skills for women in the foodservice industry, including competency assessments, WFF’s Career Center and WFF’s membership database for networking.
- Women Chefs and Restauranteurs – This organization has a variety of networking opportunities and industry partner support.
- Black Cullinarians Alliance – A nationwide non-profit, the BCA offers education and networking opportunities for hospitality and culinary professionals of color.
- Cooking Club of America – A Scout online community, cooking club is great for you if you’ve perfected your kitchen skills at the expense of soft skills. Get access to members-only message boards, Cooking Club magazine, the opportunity to test new equipment and other Scout member benefits.
- The American Culinary Federation – North America’s #1 professional chef’s organization. The ACF has 20,000 members in over 200 chapters. With a million-member network, and opportunities for accreditation and career recognition this is a great association to stay ahead of culinary trends and rise to the top of your field.
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