USBG Member Approval Process

How do I join the USBG?

We're excited you're joining! To join, click on the "Join/Renew" button on the top right-hand side of the home page.
 
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Which type of membership should I choose? 

The first step in joining the USBG is to choose the type of membership that best fits your status:  

Hospitality Professional MemberSupports the mission of the USBG and works primarily in the hospitality industry as an employee or principle of a bar, restaurant, hotel, or catering company. Categories include: Bartenders, Sommeliers, Barbacks, Servers and Hosts; Restaurant/Bar Owners, Partners, Executive Management and Food/Beverage Directors

 

Associate Member - Supports the mission of the USBG and primarily earns income as an agent of a consulting, media, beverage supply/distribution company, or other company with a commercial interest in the hospitality industry. Categories include: All Consultants, Educators, Brand Ambassadors and Product/Beverage Suppliers or Distributors; Media (including writers and publishers), Public Relations or Marketing Representatives; and/or Representatives of Hospitality Advocacy Groups

 

Enthusiast MemberSupports the mission of the USBG, but derives no regular income from the hospitality industry and supports the Guild for personal enrichment.


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Click on the preferred membership type to be prompted to the USBG application page. Please complete the USBG membership application in full; agree to the four (4) USBG policies; then click "ok" to submit the application for review.


What is being processed for approval?

The USBG has strict age requirements - members must be 21 years of age or older. 

All members should also verify on their application that have read and agreed to the four (4) USBG policies: 


How will I know my membership has been activated?

Membership will be activated once payment is received. Once membership is activated, new members will receive two (2) emails from support@usbg.org: one prompting a password set up, and another explaining the benefits of membership. 

The Guild is dedicated to serve Industry Professionals - Hospitality, Associates, and Enthusiasts - from an educational perspective. We appreciate your patience.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Laurie at lcosta@usbg.org.