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Food Service Professional Associations and Career Information
National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association advances and protects America’s restaurant and foodservice industry by strengthening operations, mitigating risk, developing talent, knowledge, and collaboration, and advancing and protecting business vitality through national, state and local advocacy.
BA provides more than 10,000 owners, CEOs, brewers, buyers, marketers, distributors and managers with the services they need most, such as industry statistics, educational and networking opportunities, and marketing and legal information.
International Association of Culinary Professionals
IACP is a unique community, a crossroads where members meet to share experiences and expertise, advice and support, in ways that can lead to unparalleled growth and professional and personal success.
Food Service Websites
As a premier provider of educational resources, materials and programs to help attract and develop a strong industry workforce, ServSafe's goal is to lead America's restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, & participation, enhancing the quality of life for all they serve.
With nearly a 100-year-history, Restaurant Hospitality is dedicated to serving the needs of independent restaurant operators, giving them inspiration and information about how to run their businesses better.
Food safety and nutritional information from consumers from the FDA.
Food Safety Fact Sheets
Fact sheets, inspection information and more from the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Government Food Service
The magazine for foodservice professionals throughout the $5 billion-plus government market!
Nation's Restaurant News
A leading resource for business intelligence in the foodservice industry.
We reach the restaurant community with information vital to their success via RR's website and RR's e-newsletter.
Since 1999, independent operators, national chains, PR companies and other restaurant related businesses have turned to this online newsletter to distribute their restaurant news and help build their brands.
Chef and Restaurant Database
hefDb is an ongoing project aimed at documenting and promoting the work history of chefs and food & hospitality professionals from around the world.
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Lodging, Tourism and Event Planning Professional Associations and Career Information
American Hotel & Lodging Association
AHLA represents all segments of the U.S. lodging industry, providing advocacy, education, networking, events, research, members discounts and more.
Professional Convention Management Association
PCMA is one of the world’s largest and most recognized networks of business events strategists, leading the industry in social and economic progress, professional and personal development, business growth and organizational success.
Association of Lodging Professionals
ALP works to embrace all current and aspiring professionals within the small, independent lodging community and help them become highly successful by providing critical education, advocacy, networking, and professional development.
American Gaming Association
With membership representing every corner of the gaming industry, AGA articulates the value of the modern casino gaming industry and promotes its interests at the federal and state level.
Provides access to a directory of hospitality-related industry associations, both in the US and Internationally.
American Bed & Breakfast Association
ABBA is an organization dedicated to the promotion of bed & breakfast inns nationwide, as ideal getaways from the stress of life, with a home-like, intimate atmosphere.
American Resort Development Association
ARDA promotes and defends the vacation ownership industry at the local, state, federal, and international levels with opportunities for growth and networking.
Lodging, Tourism and Event Planning Websites
Trade Show News Network
Information and data about more than 25,000 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences.
United Nations World Tourism Organization
As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.
Hospitality Technology is a media and predictive intelligence resource dedicated to helping both hotel and restaurant operators better employ technology to improve the performance of their businesses. Since 1997, technology service providers have leveraged HT to connect with hotels and restaurants in meaningful ways to build stronger and more productive business relationships.
HOTELS serves the global hospitality industry and provides relevant content and perspectives to senior management, owners and operators in 165 countries. HOTELS covers the deals, disruption and day-to-day details of the global hospitality industry and personifies the art and passion of the hospitality industry.
LODGING serves up the critical solutions used by leaders in the hotel business. You’ll find in-depth finance and development articles, design and F&B trends, and the latest industry news, all alongside profiles, interviews, and good pieces of advice from people all over the hotel scene