National Chef Member

National Chef Member

Applicants shall be deemed eligible for national Membership if they hold a valid Certificate of Qualification for the Trade of Cook (a TQ5 if trained with the Canadian Armed Forces from 1985) or similar Certification from any Province or Territory where applicable, or an equivalent Certificate from any member country of WorldChefs, or they must be currently working for a documented minimum period of eight (8) years in the Trade of Cook or as an Instructor at an accredited College, Food Services or Hospitality Institution.


  • Access to services and discounts specifically designed for members
  • Auto and home insurance exclusive rates
  • Access to the chef’s buyer’s guide
  • • Access to CF Social and messaging
  • Chef certification programs
  • Subscription to national newsletters and magazines (informative articles and recipes)
  • Discounts on travel, clothing and tools
  • Involvement in college and apprenticeship training advisory committees
  • Culinary Federation certificate
  • Culinary Federation lapel pin
  • International, national & local culinary shows are promoted and sponsored by the Culinary Federation and its branches
  • Opportunities to hear & see world renowned chefs and speakers at regional & national conventions
  • Chance to participate at regional mini-conventions held every year
  • Automatically become a member of WorldChefs
  • Participation in the career enhancement of Jr Cook Apprentices
  • Travel, car rental and product discounts at Chef Works, Thrifty Car Rental, Group Auto and Residence Insurance (amongst others)

Membership Costs:

  • New Chef member pays with initiation: $250.00 + GST
  • Renewing Chef member pays: $200.00 + GST
  • Reinstatement Fee: $30.00 + GST (Culinary Federation fee)