How do we apply as a Culinary Capital?

How do we apply for Culinary Capitals certification?


To begin the application process, open a support ticket to contact us and let us know that you want to get started.


We will create an invoice, which needs to be paid before any work begins. The annual fee includes your new (or updated) application, plus the full year of support (either as a Culinary Capital or as a Culinary Candidate, depending on your score).


Once payment is received, we send you an application template with clear and detailed instructions. The template is in Powerpoint format, which we recommend you to use for your own application.  We recommend a kick-off meeting with your stakeholders (usually by Zoom). At any time, you can ask for assistance by email, phone or Zoom.

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