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  • Joining the BCF is easy and great value!

  • BCF. Application Form

  • Download and fill in the application form

  • Fill in the Standing Order Mandate or a cheque for the correct amount

  • Return the application form and the Standing Order Mandate/Cheque to:
    Mandy Bennett (Administrator)
    British Culinary Federation
    PO Box 10532
    B50 4ZY

  • Tel: 01789 491218,

  • Junior Member: £25.00
    Students and trainees in hotels, restaurants, catering colleges, contract catering and the armed services up to the age of 23.

  • Chef Member: £40.00
    Aged 23 and over.

  • Associate Member: £50.00
    Open to individuals working in the hospitality industry who wish to participate in the activities of the British Culinary Federation.

  • Corporate Member: £125.00
    Open to companies and educational establishments and offers full membership benefits for up to 4 people at a discounted rate.

  • Honorary Member:
    Honorary free membership is awarded at the discretion of the British Culinary Federation for outstanding services to the culinary profession.

  • Retired Member:
    Free membership to existing members who are 65 years of age and over.

Join the BCF today

  • Contact and networking opportunities with chefs in the United Kingdom and abroad at the key industry events we support.

  • The opportunity to compete at the highest level, to demonstrate your talent and to represent your country at both national and international level
    Direct professional support from an organisation that aims to protect your interests and provides you with advice and information.

  • Chefs Club lunches held at different venues, where members can meet informally and discuss the issues of the day.

  • A lively social calendar, including meetings at various venues, with occasional guest speakers attending, to keep members aware of changes and developments. These meetings are followed by lunch and everyone is made very welcome

  • Other events include the Annual Dinner and Awards evening, with dancing and entertainment, as well as culinary competitions and sports days, such as golf and football tournaments. Members also receive invitations to main events in the industry.

  • Receive our magazine ‘Culinary News’, giving you the latest information on chefs, products, events and exhibitions worldwide.

  • Membership gives you the chance to join fellow chefs to raise the standards of your profession and demonstrate your commitment to professionalism.

Reasons to join


“I put a lot of time and effort into preparing for this competition outside of my working hours so to be announced the winner was a massive weight off my shoulders. I felt that everything on the day went to plan and that what I put in front of the judges was worthy of a good position.


—  Nathan Lane, BCF Young Chef of the Year 2019

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