Why Join - Membership benefits

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IFST membership is so much more than just a tangible package of benefits in the form of newsletters and events (though we do these too, of course), it’s a passport to knowledge, contacts and professional development throughout all stages of your career.

Find out more about how IFST membership can help you grow, learn, and engage with other like-minded professionals.


IFST membership can help you grow at any stage in your career, whether you're a student or have many years experience. We will help you track and support your professional development to help you reach your full potential and flourish within your career.

Find out more about how IFST can help you grow.


Food is a fast moving sector. Our resources will keep you informed with the latest developments and provide you with the support to take on any challenges that lie may ahead.

Find out more about our publications, events, and more


As a member of IFST, you are part of a community of over 2,500 food professionals. There are a number of ways for you to get involved with IFST to help raise your profile within the sector, build relationships, and enhance your professional development.

Find out about the various ways that you can engage through IFST membership.