13th Mar 2012
Introducing BRIGADE MEMBERSHIP……€20 per chef per annum
This is all about bringing the message of Euro-toques – its mission, objectives and philosophy – to the next generation of chefs in our kitchens and also giving them access to our events and activities, particularly the growing number of education and skills activities we run. The decision was made to introduce a new level of membership to Euro-toques – Brigade Membership. What this means is that any chef, of any grade or level, who is working in the kitchen of a Euro-toques Head chef can be joined up to Euro-toques (by their head chef) for an annual fee of €20 + VAT. Therefore, for the same price as one chef under the previous Additional membership level, you can now join up 5 chefs from your brigade. You may choose to join up your entire brigade or use Euro-toques membership as a reward for chefs who are working particularly hard or who show a particular interest. The number of chefs and which chefs you join up is entirely up to you.
Of course the significance of this membership goes far beyond the benefit to your kitchen and your brigade. It means that rather than accessing 180 chefs, Euro-toques can potentially have direct access to anywhere between 1000 – 2000 chefs, significantly increasing its clout as an organisation.
Every Euro-toques member who attended the AGM agreed that they would take up this membership for some or all of their brigade.
ALL EURO-TOQUES HEAD CHEFS HAVE TO DO TO SET-UP BRIGADE MEMBERSHIP IS:
Simply provide the name and email addresses of each chef you want to join up. We will send you an invoice for the number of Brigade members you have added. You can update at any time if a chef leaves and replace them on the list with another chef. At membership renewal you will be invoiced for whatever number of Brigade members you currently have on the list, but you will have a chance check your list and review the number of Brigade members you have and update details.
From there on in, your Brigade members will get direct emails from Euro-toques with news, policy, and event & activity details. They will be able to participate directly in Euro-toques and become active members.
Brigade Membership only applies to chefs working within the kitchen of a fully paid up Euro-toques Head Chef member. Chefs will be removed from the mailing list upon leaving their employ