Ordinary Full membership is open to:

1. Persons who have taken a full time course of not less two years in Catering Management at an establishment recognised by the Department of Education and the Higher Education Authority and have obtained the qualifying professional qualification – or equivalent professional qualification obtained outside of the jurisdiction.

2. Persons who have not qualified under this heading but who have successfully engaged in Catering Management for a minimum of five years.

Retired Membership is open to full members on retirement.

Student Membership: is open to students accepted for training in Catering Management courses at any establishment recognized by the Department of Education.

Trade Membership: is open to representatives of industry engaged in providing and supplying product and or services to the industry.

Honorary membership of the Association may be offered by the Council to anyone who has rendered significant service to the profession.

Membership Benefits

  • Network opportunities with fellow catering management professionals
  • Benefit from information links with relevant organisations
  • The CMAI organises seminars and events and informs members of other events to assist in the professional development of its members
  • The CMAI offers members the chance to attend various social events throughout the year
  • Provide a voice for catering managers in national and international forums such as

1. NSAI (National Standards Association of Ireland)

2. National Hygiene Partnership

3. The Catering Trust

4. Healthcare Caterers International


Membership Application Form


Ordinary Members Invoice


Trade Members Invoice