Associations - Business & Educational

British Hospitality Association


We are the voice of the UK hospitality industry positively championing the interests of hotels, restaurants, catering establishments & holiday attractions. Much more than a lobbying organisation, we combine a powerful voice and clear agenda with real, tangible benefits.

With more than 100 years’ experience behind us, there’s not much we don’t know about hospitality and tourism. We go the extra mile to help our members prosper.

We engage with government, the media and the general public to raise awareness and keep the hospitality and tourism industry at the forefront of their minds.

We are proud to represent such a dynamic and exciting industry. Our influence is gaining momentum in line with our growing membership. The more members we have, the stronger our voice. And so everyone in our community of members and partners is very genuinely valued. Together we will continue to raise the perception and profile of British hospitality to world class status.




Skills for Chefs

The Aims of Skills for Chefs
• To showcase the talents of leading chefs
• To share skills and knowledge
• To spotlight topical and political issues
• To network with colleagues and suppliers

The Exhibition
This is an excellent opportunity for suppliers to
showcase their products and services to many leading chefs.

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Craft Guild of Chefs

Established in 1965 as a Guild of the Cookery and Food Association, the Craft Guild of Chefs has developed into the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK and has many members worldwide.

Our members come from all aspects of the foodservice and hospitality sectors working in a wide variety of positions from students and trainees to top management. No other association boasts such a broad and experienced membership.

Our aims and objectives
As an association representing the interest of chefs, our aims are clear:

  • To increase standards of professional cooking through greater awareness, education and training
  • To develop careers and prospects of our members
  • To help members develop and maintain their knowledge, skills and ability
  • To promote and participate in all levels of craft skills competitions in the UK and internationally
  • To work with industry, education and the media to win greater recognition for chefs and their profession
  • To endorse and promote the use of British and European produce, working with suppliers and manufacturers to create innovative menus and recipe ideas



The Hospitality Guild

The Hospitality Guild brings together industry bodies, businesses and individuals to promote training, growth, innovation and careers. We are passionate about skills and ambitious in our desire to transform the productivity, professionalism and reputation of our industry.


Exclusive benefits

If you are one of the two million people, 181,500 employers, a training provider connected to the hospitality industry, or are considering it as a career option, then we want you to join the Hospitality Guild. As a member you’ll have exclusive benefits and tools to help you, or your business develop.



Institute of Hospitality

The Institute of Hospitality, founded as the Institutional Management Association in 1938, is the professional body for individual managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

The Institute’s reputation as a membership organisation promoting quality standards and education spans more than 100 countries. From students to Fellows, the Institute continues to support members’ professional development throughout their careers, wherever they are in the world.

If you work in hospitality and are not yet a member, join us now.