Professional members shall be any person who, currently, and for one year or more, is employed in a commercial or military management, ownership, purchasing, dietetics, research, teaching, consulting capacity or employed in food service and hospitality, or any person engaged in selling products or services to the industry.
Allied members shall be a person who is not actively employed or engaged in the food service and hospitality industry who supports the aims and objects of the association by desiring to be a participant in the association.
Young Professional Member
Young Professional Members shall be any person who, currently is employed in management, ownership, purchasing, dietetics, research, teaching, consulting capacity or employed in food service and hospitality, or any person engaged in selling products or services to the industry and is under the age of 35.
Retired Members shall be any member who retires and severs all connection with the food and hospitality industry and profession as a means of livelihood. Retired members may hold elective office and have voting privileges.
Student Members must be enrolled and accepted as a student in a part?time or full?time course of study of food service and/or food service and hospitality management in a recognized high school, technical high school, post?secondary school, college, or university at the time of application for membership.
Active Military Member
Active Military shall be any person whom is currently providing active duty as Military personnel involved in the food service and/or hospitality field.
Industry Corporate Member
Industry Corporate Members shall be any company/corporation who is a part of the food service/hospitality industry either as a grower, manufacturer, distributor, or operator.
Any member who has rendered continued outstanding service on behalf of the Association, may, based upon procedures established by the Board of Directors, be honored with a Life membership by a two?thirds vote of the Board of Directors. Such Life Membership shall have all of the privileges of Active Membership and be exempt from the payment of any further dues.