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Heart of Texas Chapter Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dallas Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Chefs of the Coastal Bend Meeting

Saturday, April 6, 2019

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The Texas Chefs Association offers several membership levels, depending on your role and/or culinary interests. Additionally, members can join at the State-level (TCA-only) or have a dual membership with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the Texas Chefs Association (TCA). The following memberships apply only to the Texas Chefs Association.

To receive the Cash Discount, dues payments must be paid via check, cash or money order.  Please submit select "Download Application" below to submit payment with your completed application.

TCA Professional

Description: A TCA Professional shall be a person with at least three (3) years of full-time employment in the culinary profession with the designation of a cook, station chef, baker, sous chef, chef de cuisine, working chef, chef educator, pastry chef, executive or any other correlating job title that designates full time active cooking, consulting or education.

  • TCA Professional Culinarian members may hold any TCA local chapter elected or appointed chair
  • TCA Professional Culinarian members have full voting rights on the TCA state and local levels

TCA Professional Annual Dues - $135.00 Cash Discount:
$125.00

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TCA Culinarian

Description: A culinary professional with a minimum of 6 months to 3 years of full time employment who is pursuing on-the-job training and building a resume to take on more responsibility.  Job titles should closely relate to cook, station chef, baker or any other correlating job title that designates full time active cooking at this level.

  • TCA Culinarian members may hold any TCA local chapter elected or appointed chair
  • TCA Culinarian members have full voting rights on the TCA state and local levels
  • TCA Culinarian membership shall be subject to a lifetime limit of five years

TCA Culinarian Annual Dues - $59.00 Cash Discount:
$53.50

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TCA Student

Description: A Student Culinarian shall be a person that is involved in the culinary profession and have fewer than two years work experience at the time of joining.  A Student Culinarian shall be a student enrolled in a post-secondary culinary education program, or a registered ACF apprentice as defined by the ACF bylaws and ACFEF apprenticeship training program.  This level is restricted to culinary students with less than two (2) years of full time industry employment.  Students at the following schools are eligible to pay the discounted student rate: El Centro, Art Institute of Dallas, Del Mar College, Grayson College, Texas State Technical College, Lamar University.

  • TCA Student Culinarian members cannot hold a state or local elected office but may hold a state or local appointed chair
  • TCA Student Culinarian members receive 1/3 voting rights
  • TCA Student Culinarian memberships are not available to persons who have previously been a TCA Culinarian or Professional
  • TCA Student Culinarian membership shall be subject to a lifetime limit of four years

TCA Student Annual Dues - $58.00 Cash Discount:
$53.50

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TCA Student School Discount - $23.00  Cash Discount:
$20.00

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TCA Junior

Description: A Junior Culinarian shall be a high school student between 16 and 18 years of age.

  • TCA Junior members may not hold any TCA local chapter elected or appointed chair
  • TCA Junior membership has no voting rights

TCA Junior Annual Dues - $28.00 Cash Discount:
$25.00

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TCA Allied

Description: An Allied member shall be a person employed in a field related to the culinary profession (such as dietetics, home economist, food stylist, etc.) who does not qualify at any level of professional membership of the TCA.

  • TCA Allied members cannot hold an elected state or local office but may hold a state or local appointed chair
  • TCA Allied members do not have voting rights

TCA Allied Annual Dues - $135.00 Cash Discount:
$125.00

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TCA Associate

Description: Any group, corporation or company that provides products or services to the culinary profession or industry.

  • TCA Associate members cannot hold elected state or local office but may hold a state or local chair
  • TCA Associate members shall have no voting rights

TCA Associate Annual Dues - $299.00 Cash Discount:
$285.00

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TCA CulinarY Enthusiast

Description: A Culinary Enthusiast shall be a person of the non-food professional community that has a passion for the culinary arts.

  • TCA Culinary Enthusiasts cannot hold elected state or local office but may hold a state or local appointed chair
  • TCA Culinary Enthusiast members shall have not voting rights

TCA Culinary Enthusiast Annual Dues - $56.00  Cash Discount:
$50.00

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TCA Property

Description: A Property membership allows a business or company to purchase and retain employee memberships.  Must purchase a minimum of one (1) TCA Professional and two (2) TCA Culinarian memberships in order to apply for this category.  The property may purchase any number or any type of category past the three mandatory memberships listed above.

  • All purchased memberships will adhere to the limits, rights and definition set forth by the individual categories of the TCA bylaws

TCA Property Annual Dues - $130.00 Cash Discount:
$125.00

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TCA Military

Description: A Military membership recognizes our military chefs that are serving or have served and have been discharged honorably from service.  This membership will be discounted and is broken into two classes: E1 - 5 and E6+.

  • TCA Military members will have the full rights that are assigned to parallel TCA membership categories

TCA Military Dues - Please contact the State Office for pricing - tca-office@sbcglobal.net
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TCA Sr. Professional


Description: A Sr. Professional member shall be a retired chef, 65 or older.  TCA Sr. Professionals must have a minimum of the last ten (10) years of membership throughout their professional career.  Regardless of age, a member with at least seven (7) years tenure in any category who is permanently and totally disabled from culinary employment shall be eligible for Sr. Professional membership.  This membership shall include Sr. Professional and Retired/Honorary Chefs.  These chefs are voted on for free TCA membership, pay ACF dues as applicable (optional) and pay term insurance as applicable (optional).

  • TCA Sr. Professionals shall retain the rights and privileges of the membership category from which they retired, including the right to vote
  • TCA Sr. Professionals cannot hold elected offices but may hold an appointed chair

TCA Sr. Professional Annual Dues - $115.00 Cash Discount:
$110.00

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The Texas Chefs Association (TCA) is a chapter of the American Culinary Federation.  The TCA is comprised of 12 dynamic chapters operating in cities across Texas.  Our association provides members with timely seminars, networking tools, and professional advancement opportunities to help them further their goals within the food service industry.

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