What Is The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education?
If you’re attending culinary school or are interested in furthering your culinary education (as either a professional cook or an amateur home chef), it’s important to join professional organizations that align with your goals. As is the case with any profession, belonging to organizations can help boost your credentials, put you in contact with others in your field, and provide opportunities for advancement.
The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) provides a place for those in the hospitality field to access resources and educational opportunities at an international level.
This organization, which has been in operation since 1946, is an advocate of “hospitality and tourism education for schools, colleges, and universities offering programs in hotel and restaurant management, foodservice management and culinary arts.”
Unlike many culinary organizations currently in operation, ICHRIE is quite broad in its scope, bringing together worldwide information on the industries of dining, lodging, recreation, and travel. It opens its doors to chefs and restaurant managers alike, and it is geared toward professional-level providers and educators.
Culinary students might also be able to find value here, although most services are geared toward professional-level providers and services.
Participating in ICHRIE
ICHRIE is open to industry providers (hotels, suppliers, and restaurants), educators (college and university administrators and organizations, as well as individual scholars), and professionals at the executive level.
Anyone interested in accessing ICHRIE’s features must be a member of the organization, which requires that you fill out the membership application and pay an annual fee. Once paid, you have access to features like:
• Job Listings
• International Culinary School Directories
• Annual Conference Access
• Discounted Peer-Reviewed Journal Subscriptions
• Educational Resources
ICHRIE also holds an annual Restaurant Management Challenge for culinary schools and students. In this challenge, participating culinary schools provide their students with a simulated restaurant to oversee using the skills they’ve acquired.
Covering everything from menu design to profitability projections, students compete for cash awards and recognition by restaurant management leaders.
For more information on this organization and how it can benefit your culinary or hospitality education, visit them on the web at www.chrie.org.