New York Women's Culinary Alliance

Becoming a Member

Membership in the Alliance means unparalleled networking, learning and sharing in a supportive community of female professionals who work in the food, beverage or hospitality industries.


Membership Benefits include:

  • Directory - access to the interactive online member database 
  • In-depth Culinary Classes - examples include bread baking, tamale-making, and cast-iron cooking to name a few
  • Business Skills Workshops - for instance, Amp Up your Business, cookbook publishing and resume writing
  • Peer Networking Sessions - members in similar professions, gather problem-solve and share insights. 
  • Potlucks - lip-smacking networking parties, need we say more? 
  • Wine Committee and Cocktail Club - shake or stir, sip, learn!
  • Book Club - explore culinary-inspired fiction, bios and more
  • Community Outreach - enjoy opportunities to volunteer 
  • Member Discounts -industry services, events, and culinary equipment at specialty retailers.

If you want to advance your career or take it in a new direction, contribute to the community at large and have some fun while you are at it, then you need to join us!

Membership in the NYWCA requires active involvement, which guarantees excellent rewards and a healthy return on your investment. If you want to be notified when enrollment opens again next spring, please contact us at


Student Membership: Kick-Start Your Career!

Student applicants must be matriculated full-time in an accredited institution or a recent graduate (within 12 months) of such a program. Applications will be available online next April and are to be submitted by the deadline of the end of May. Any questions, please contact us at

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