Become a Member
As an AOC member you belong to F&B expert, a global community of researchers, practitioners, and professionals who share your passion for catering.
Membership is open to any person who is a chef or Sommeliers; Practitioners of hotels, directly involved or holding a post equivalent hereto in restaurants or hotel; Associated with professional knowledge and skill in cookery, culinary or beverage arts; Top management level in business of beverage or culinary related business.
Please fill out the membership form overleaf and return by email, fax, or mail for examination and verification by the committee.
Members Benefits 會員權益
Editorial feature in AOC publications.
Enjoy the priority to attend Seminars, Familiarisation tour, Gala dinner, Catering appreciation, Thematic exhibitions and other activities at a discounted rate or free-of-charge for specified events.
Acquire publications, including newsletter, member circular, e-mail broadcast, industry alert story and etc.
For an annual general meeting (AGM), by all the members entitled to attend and (1) vote at the meeting.
All members should comply with AOC constitutions and the membership rules; proactively take part in its activities, and strive for the development of AOC and the hotel industry.
Member Obligation & Rules 會員義務及規則
Asian Art of Cuisine Society (hereunder “AOC”) reserves the right to reject applications for Membership, to revoke, cancel or suspend any membership status, or take other action at its discretion, at any time with immediate effect and without written notice or liability to any Member, if the Committee believes: the Member has (1) violated any of the membership rules, (2) failed to pay any bills or accounts for the participating activities when charges are incurred, (3) acted in a manner inconsistent with applicable law, regulations or ordinances, (4) engaged in any misconduct or wrongdoing in connection with the Membership, or (5) engaged in abusive, fraudulent, inappropriate, or hostile conduct in connection with the Committee.
Nothing in the Membership Rules will limit the Committee from exercising any legal rights or remedies that it may have.
The Committee has the sole discretion to interpret and apply the Membership Rules, and all questions or disputes regarding these Membership Rules will be resolved by the Committee in its sole discretion.
Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance in Hong Kong, the Society cannot disclose personal details of our members to third parties without his/ her consent.
Process for membership application
Appropriate applications will be processed and considered at the next meeting of the committee.
Note: All completed application forms must be accompanied with appropriate application and annual fees and relevant supporting documents. Applications submitted without appropriate application and annual fees and/or relevant supporting documents will not be processed in the forthcoming round of application processing.
Lost membership certificate
Please send a written notice along with a cheque for the handling charge which is equivalent to 50 percent of the membership application fee to the Society. You will be issued with a replacement certificate in due course.
Leave Hong Kong or new employment or Immigration
In this connection, please update your new correspondence address and other contact details by completing and returning a membership record amendment form.
As an alternative, you may write to the Society or complete and return a duly signed membership record amendment form by post to the secretariat office of Society or fax to (852) 2301 3622 for change of your correspondence address. No handling charge or postage will be charged.