The Association of Cooks of Uzbekistan was founded in December 2008 at the initiative of the leading restaurateurs of the city of Tashkent. The national cuisine of Uzbekistan is distinguished by its uniqueness, variety of culinary traditions, has deep historical roots, is very popular in many countries of the world, and also among the guests of the republic as a symbol of oriental hospitality. During the years of independence, Uzbekistan has done a lot to preserve the culinary art as a historical heritage and cultural heritage, created the necessary organizational and legal conditions for the development of public catering, taking into account national and historical traditions and modern trends in food technology. Much attention is paid to the training of young highly qualified chefs and public catering specialists. All this contributed to an increase in the prestige of the national cuisine, its further popularization. A special role in the popularization and development of national cuisine belongs to business entities and non-governmental non-profit organizations. Recently, more and more specialists working in public catering organizations become winners and prize-winners of foreign and international culinary competitions.