Networking & Recognition

Networking & Recognition









Join a Tourism & Hospitality Professional Membership Association

 Joining a membership association is a good career move for just about anyone. They are appealing because they offer perks to their members, often including discounts on professional training, publications, and event tickets. 

By joining a professional association, you can experience exponential career growth and become recognized leaders in the tourism & hospitality industry.




Be a Part of your Tourism Association. Join the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) with a student membership program for an opportunity to keep current on issues and trends facing the tourism industry.


The Culinary Federation (CF) unites chefs and cooks across Canada in a common dedication to professional excellence. Membership in the CF is available to any and all persons who actively seek and involve their career paths as a Cook Apprentice, Journeyman Cook, Professional Chef/Cook or Culinary Professional.


Partnering Culinary Organizations


Taste of Nova Scotia

Taste of Nova Scotia works with over 200 businesses who are committed to showcasing exceptional local culinary products and experiences. Explore their website for locally inspired recipes, delicious local events and culinary news from around Nova Scotia.

Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia

RANS involves over 30,100 people including chefs, cooks, owners, managers, suppliers, wait-staff, sommeliers, kitchen help, caterers and more that make food experiences more memorable. RANS was established in 1947 and addresses the needs of both members and non-members in the foodservice sector.

Nova Scotia Community College

Nova Scotia Community College is transforming our province. Through their network of 14 campuses, NSCC provides Nova Scotians with inclusive and flexible access to education and the specialized, industry-driven training for today and tomorrow’s workforce. NSCC believes the future of the province lies in the power of learning, the success of every student – in education, in career and in life.