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Organizations related to the restaurant and hospitality industries providing our customers with timely information to promote business, education, training and certification.

Restaurant Associations

National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. The National Restaurant Association offers certification in proper food safety and handling, training materials, start-up advice, education resources, as well as industry news and trends. website:

State Restaurant Associations – ServSafe
Select your state of interest to access restaurant association information for your location.
The ServSafe Food Safety Training Programs provide current and comprehensive educational materials for the restaurant industry. Foodservice professionals achieve certification through the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP). Website:

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Founded in 1987, the NRAEF is the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association. As the educational arm of the National Restaurant Association, they provide educational resources, materials, and programs for the restaurant and foodservice industry. The Foundation’s educational initiatives provide culinary, management, food safety and employability skills training for the food service industry. NRAEF awards scholarships to students and educators to provide continued industry education. Website:


IH&RA | International Hotel & Restaurant Association
International Hotel & Restaurant Association is a non-profit organization consisting of a network of national associations, international chains, hotel operators, restaurateurs and supplier companies in more than 150 countries. The IH&RA is the only international trade association exclusively devoted to promoting and defending the interests of the hotel and restaurant industry worldwide. IH&RA monitors and lobbies all international agencies on behalf of the hospitality industry and is officially recognized by the United Nations. Website:

American Hotel & Lodging Association – AH&LA
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all segments of the U.S. lodging industry, including hotel owners, REITs, chains, franchisees, management companies, independent properties, state hotel associations, and industry suppliers. AH&LA provides focused advocacy, communications support, and educational resources for the hospitality industry consisting of more than 53,000 properties generating $176 billion in annual sales. AH&LA partners with state associations across the country to provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to its members.  Website:

Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals
A non-profit organization formed by seasoned hospitality professionals dedicated to providing the latest innovations to ensure success in the bed and breakfast and independent lodging industry.
AIHP’s mission is to promote and support the sustainability of small lodging hospitality establishments through networking, advocacy, professional development and progressive business practice. Website:

International Luxury Hotel Association
International Luxury Hotel Association is a Non-profit Global association for the luxury hospitality industry. ILHA works with independent hotels, small & large hotel groups, governments, travel agencies, hospitality educators, and vendors to promote business in the full service hospitality industry.
Through educational training, certification, and other brand-development programs for hotels, resorts and cruise lines ILHA seeks to improve the quality of the service standards in their operations. ILHA offers grants to qualifying hospitality students and professionals to help further their education. Website:

FohBoh [Front of House + Back of House] is the original and leading online professional social-business network dedicated to the global foodservice industry. Members consist of operators and non-operators from over 130 countries. Content is B2B foodservice related, timely and read by millions worldwide. Join your industry peers and be part of the conversation!