Membership in the American Institute of Wine & Food®, Monterey Bay Chapter provides an opportunity for like-minded enthusiasts and professionals to join together in support of programs designed to educate about the pleasures, benefits, and traditions of the table.

AIWF members include dedicated consumers, celebrated chefs, winemakers and distributors, restaurateurs, caterers, authors, journalists, consumer advocates, dietitians, scholars, educators, public relations specialists, food producers and others, who like you enjoy food and wine; want to learn more and share the passion!

Join us and share the spirit of our diverse cultural and culinary heritage.

All members receive preferred invitations and special member rates for chapter events throughout the year.

AIWF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Your Membership is tax deductible.

Philanthropic Benefits:

  • Scholarships – AIWF has awarded well over $100,000 in culinary and enology scholarships to students in full-time or continuing education accredited programs.
  • Days of Taste® – Being part of a national program whose mission is to reach out to thousands of children each year. In this age of fast food and Grab-n-Go, our focus and main objectives are to build an understanding of food and nutrition, discover that locally grown ingredients are the freshest, and gain the experience to contrast flavors and develop taste memories.