Who We Are

Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare

(Formerly Institute of Hospital Catering Limited – IHC)

The Institute of Hospital Catering was born out of the Victorian Catering Manager’s Association in August 1981. From a small, though actively parochial beginning, the Institute has grown to over 250 members, with representation from not only every state and territory in Australia, but a number of other countries.

To reflect the changing roles of members, the Institute changed its name to the Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare (IHHC) in 2000. Members now include not only supervisors directly involved in food services but those responsible for all areas of support services in the Health and Aged Care Industry.


The IHHC is non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the professionalism and quality of support services in the Health and Aged Care Industry. The National Board and State Branch Committees comprise of professionals dedicated to sharing their passion and expertise with others through a variety of educational and networking events.

The IHHC offers its expertise to a variety of organisations, including government and statutory departments seeking advice on issues relating to all areas of support services, and is directly involved in formulating guidelines and recommendations affecting the Industry.

The IHHC offers members a number of benefits including regular professional meetings, educational seminars (in metropolitan and rural locations), e-newsletters, a national newsletter, and an annual national conference.

The IHHC boasts an extensive network of Industry organisations and supporters who provide members with information on the latest products and services.

Our Mission

To provide our members with ongoing support through education, information updates, networking opportunities, seminars and national conferences.

Our Vision

Enhance the professional profile of support services in the healthcare industry.

Articles of Association

Our articles of association can be viewed by clicking here