Welcome! Here, the goal is to give you a sampling of the variety of LLCC Library resources available to our student population. You will find various resource formats--books, reference books, print magazines, online databases, etc.--in both print and onli
Per website: Founded in New York in 1929, this professional organization for chefs and cooks in order to promote the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels. ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to the Chef & Child Foundation, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and combat childhood obesity.
We are the face of America! We are a diverse group of individuals from every region, every walk of life, and every ethnic background. We celebrate the community of the table and gather together to educate others, including children, around the nation. Membership is open to all, as our organization offers something for everyone. We have a strong core of values, offer innovative programs, member benefits, and unique local events. AIWF is the resource for anyone who loves to enjoy great cuisine. The American Institute of Wine & Food is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity founded on the premise that gastronomy is essential to the quality of human existence. The AIWF was established in 1981 by Robert Mondavi, Julia Child, Richard Graff and others to provide a forum for the study and enjoyment of gastronomy.
Founded in 1993 and today with over 2,000 members in the United States, the BBGA has one unifying goal: to create the highest quality baked goods. While keeping this goal in the forefront they also remain cutting edge and experimental in their baking. Members include farmers, millers, bakers and many people in between.
Per website: The only requirement is that your primary source of income come from a food-related business - unless you're just starting out and qualify as an Emerging Professional, or are a retired IACP member who qualifies for Emeritus membership.
The James Beard Foundation not only believes in the power of food from an energy and nutrition standpoint, but also from a cultural standpoint. Food helps shape who we are, how we interact with it, and our relationship with it. As their website states, "Food is economics, politics, entertainment, culture, fashion, family, passion...and nourishment."
With over 300 companies serving as members and approximately 25% of Fortune 100 companies, the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management strives to meet the needs of corporate and workplace industries.
Per website: Women Chef and Restaurateurs is an incredible resource for connecting women in all areas of the food and beverage business. By creating experiences that educate and inspire, WCR brings together women of the culinary arts building a strong network among industry peers.
Per website: IFT is your source for the latest information about the science of food, as well as continuing education programs that help advance your career, events that will keep you on top of the ever-changing food industry landscape, and resources that contain insights that you immediately apply to your work.
Per website: Established in 1933, the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) is the trade association for the foodservice packaging industry in North America. FPI's members include raw material and machinery suppliers, packaging converters, foodservice distributors and operators/retailers.