The Cooks Alliance in the UK is based on the guidelines set out by the Slow Food International Foundation, making each member part of a growing global network of chefs. Membership is open to chefs working in any kitchen which serves the wider public – restaurants, pubs, schools, hospitals, event catering – who actively support the values of Slow Food, using products from the Ark of Taste, local where possible, and as appropriate to the cuisine of their kitchen.

The Alliance defends food diversity by the ingredients they choose, and the dishes they put on their menus. So much of our heritage is at the cusp of being lost forever, cooks are the first the line in keeping our culture alive.

To become a member of the Cooks Alliance anywhere in the UK, firstly download the form here and return it to the UK admin office.

You will also need to become a CA member, this is currently £72 a year (no VAT) and can be invoiced or paid monthly. This fee covers your membership pack, window vinyls, membership pins and helps fund our food education programmes.

After you have returned your form, the coordinator from the nation you are in (England, Scotland, NI or Wales) will then contact you.