IFCA aims to develop the culinary professiona and promote curilnary tourism even as it continuously scaled up Indian cuisine on the Global platform


Chef Davinder Kumar

Vice -President
Chef Shaju Zacharia

General Secretary
Chef Suman Sharma

Joint Secretary
Chef P Sekar

Chef Vinod Bhatti

Indian Culinary Forum – ICF

The Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) was formed at New Delhi in 1987 as an exclusive non-profit association of and for members of the culinary profession across the nation. The forum?s objective is to act as a link, a platform, a useful and necessary instrument for the national community of chefs.

The strength of the ICF membership has grown over the years to 150 members.


1. To provide effective material and moral support to members.

2. To defend the general interests of the profession, to preserve, propagate and develop the genuine principles of culinary art.

3. To centralise and distribute useful information to members.

4. To safeguard and further the dignity and high vocational and social standing of the profession.

5. To popularise Indian cuisine through various media in international markets.

6. To educate people about food and the profession through a series of programmes.

7. To organise regional and national culinary shows to promote excellence in the field of food production. The best national talents could represent India and be honoured by various international culinary associations.

8. To be involved in hotel schools and apprenticeship training programmes.

9. To publish a National Directory of Chefs and a quarterly newsletter for the members.

10. To assist professional chefs to publish books and write articles on their specialty cuisines.

11. To create a platform that will liaise with the government to help develop the chef community.

12. To make our country a proud and respected member of the World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS) to help in the globalisation of the Indian Chef.


7th IFCA International
Chefs Conference