Useful resources

Hospitality and catering publications

Hospitality career and job forum
Employment, career, and job support forum dedicated to the hospitality and catering industries.

Essentially Catering
The online version of this quarterly magazine for UK catering professionals.

HOTELS – The magazine of the worldwide hotel industry
HOTELS is dedicated to providing coverage of the worldwide hotel industry, delivering useful news and industry insights and reporting on the latest trends.

Hotel Management International
An official publication of the European Hotel Managers Association, read by some of the industry’s most influential decision-makers. Published quarterly, it contains in-depth market analysis, interviews and reviews.
Online culinary magazine with a global outlook.

Hospitality News Middle East
An online hospitality and food service magazine with a focus on the Middle East.

Culinary and catering education

Leith's School of Food and Wine
This London-based cookery school has earned worldwide renown for its high quality tuition for chefs and food and wine enthusiasts. The options include professional level Diploma and Certificate courses.

City & Guilds hospitality and catering courses
Courses in a wide range of hospitality and catering disciplines available across the UK from this leading provider of vocational education.

Lifetime Hospitality Academy
Hospitality training at venues across the UK aimed at helping 16-24-year-olds find the right catering career path.

Le Cordon Bleu
World-renowned gastronomy and hospitality training provided at centres from London to Lima.

Cordon Vert Academy
Training in vegetarian cuisine for chefs and food enthusiasts from the Vegetarian Society’s own cookery school.

Culinary Schools
Directory of cooking schools and culinary arts training facilities in the US.

Maastricht Hotel Management School
This Dutch catering college offer Bachelors and Masters degree courses in Hospitality Management.

Swiss Education Group
A Swiss education group specialising in hotel management training.

Les Roches – Swiss Hotel Management School
One of the top hospitality schools in the world, specialising in Hotel Management and Business degrees.

Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne
Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne offers university-level studies to students aiming for top careers in the hospitality industry.

Cesar Ritz – Swiss Hotel Management School
Bachelors and Masters degrees in Hospitality Management from one of Switzerland’s leading providers.

Societies and associations

The Craft Guild of Chefs
Britain's largest chefs association.

Institute of Hospitality
The Institute of Hospitality (previously the Hotel Catering and International Management Association – HCIMA) is a professional body for current, aspiring and student managers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.

European Hotel Managers Association
A not-for-profit members organisation made up of hotel managers from some of Europe’s top establishments. The EHMA encourages continuous professional development to improve the service members and their staff can offer their guests.

World Master Chefs Society
This international honours society has Master Chefs as well as Graduate and Associate Members across 27 countries.

International Hotel & Restaurant Association
A networking and lobbying body for the hotel and restaurant industry around the world. Based in Paris, it represents more than 750,000 businesses in more than 150 countries and organises conferences, exhibitions, forums and social events.

Hong Kong Chefs Association
The Hong Kong Chefs Association represents chefs of all nationalities working in Hong Kong.

Australian Culinary Federation
An Australian organisation representing the country’s professional chefs, cooks and apprentices.

South African Chefs Association
The South African Chefs Association represents over 2,000 of the country's finest chefs, restaurateurs, educators and other interested parties.

Food information sites

Eat the Seasons
A website dedicated to British seasonal produce, including information, tips and recipe ideas.

Kitchen Brigade
An informative US-based website for chefs, serious home cooks and connoisseurs of fine food and wine, featuring culinary advice, tips and recipes.

Healthy recipes, tips, articles and cookbook reviews with a Kosher perspective, from author Norene Gilletz.

Cuisine & Wine Asia
A Singapore-based food and wine website with an international flavour. The site aims to keep readers up-to-date with the latest Asian food and drinks news and events as well as sharing recipes.

Cooking Solutions
A Canadian site dedicated to good food, including recipes and advice.

Love British Food
The site dedicated to educating consumer, retailers, schools and caterers about the diverse and delicious food Britain produces.

Food Law
This website developed by the University of Reading’s department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, provides up-to-date information on current and developing laws relating to food in the UK and EU.

Just Food
A UK-based website that shares global food information, insight and intelligence.

BBC Food
The food section of the BBC website, including links to recent food programmes, recipes from celebrity chefs and a wealth of information on ingredients and cooking techniques.

Food quality and campaign organisations

Food Standards Agency
The website for this independent Government department, which exists to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.

The Food Commission
Britain's leading independent watchdog on issues relating to food. It campaigns for healthier, safer and more sustainable food in the UK.

Soil Association
The leading UK organic charity, which campaigns for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.

Slow Food UK
The UK website for the Slow Food movement, which promotes greater enjoyment of food through better understanding of its taste, quality and production. This grassroots campaign links pleasure in food with a commitment to community and the environment.

The alliance for better food and farming, which advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals in the UK and overseas.

Defra – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The website for the UK Government department responsible for policy and regulation of issues related to the environment, food and the countryside.

Vegetarian Society
The UK campaign organisation that works to increase awareness of vegetarianism. The society provides support and advice for people considering a meat-free lifestyle and those who cater for them.

Living abroad

Expat Focus
Expat Focus provides information and advice to expatriates or those considering living abroad.

The social networking community for expatriates of all countries, wherever they now live in the world. Run by expats, for expats, it offers both online and in person networking opportunities.