International Caterers Association

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to access member and vendor information.

ICA membership benefits

Automatic Benefits

ICA’s own publication:
CommuniCater Magazine: 6 issues per year.

ICA Monthly Broadcast Email:
Great ideas for increasing sales, cutting costs, and solutions to catering issues, emailed monthly to all members.

On-line Roundtable Discussion Bulletin Boards and Membership Directory on
With your user name and password, access contact information for all ICA members including fellow caterers, our Vendor Members and our Corporate Sponsors. To access, go to the ICA homepage at , click on “membership” and then click on the link to memberclicks for members only. You may edit your own profile and post your photo. Visit the Roundtable Bulletin Board area to read and reply to members’ answers to issues such as Tastings, Gratuities, Facility Referrals, Chocolate Fountains, and more. Includes Forum for the Culinary Council.

Subscription to catersource Magazine, 6 issues per year

Subscriptions to Event Solutions Magazine and Santé Magazine.

ICA embroidered shoulder patch for member chef’s kitchen staff, employees, design staff, etc. Additional patches are available from the ICA office.

ICA professional lapel pin for designation.

ICA monthly recipe emailed

Optional Benefits

Catered Arts through innovative excellence; Awards gala geared totally towards off-premise caterers, giving international recognition for outstanding work.

ICA Catering Questions:
Need ideas, advice, or opinions from fellow caterers? Email your question to the ICA office and it is emailed to the members, who reply directly to you.

ICA Culinary Council membership:
Your chef(s) may enjoy free membership in the Culinary Council – a group of members united to support, promote, and educate the culinary aspect of the catering industry.

2 Associate Memberships:
Your Executive Chef and one other key person in your company may enroll as associate members, and enjoy their own copy of the CommuniCater, Broadcast publications, and Memberclicks access.

ICA work and learn exchange program offers the opportunity for you or your employee(s) to visit an ICA member Caterer ( outside of your market area) to learn from another pro. Contact the ICA office for details.

ICA Logo: as a member in good standing, the privilege to display the ICA logo on your stationery, vans, and collateral materials.

The ICA Educational Foundation awards full and partial conference scholarships to deserving caterers. Applications may be obtained by contacting the ICA office.

access to abundant, creative education from around the world focusing on all aspects dealing with the catering business; sales & marketing, catering styles, recipes & presentation, menu design, food trends. this format falls under the ica educational presentations, regional seminars, food shows & industry conferences.