Culinary Resources

Best of Luck to the Certified Master Chef® Candidates as They Take the Ultimate Chef Test

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  • David Daniot, CEC®, executive chef, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • Kevin Doherty, CEC®, CCA®, regional executive chef, Delaware North Companies Sportservice at TD Garden, Boston
  • Joseph Leonardi, CEC®, executive chef, Somerset Club, Boston
  • Jonathan Moosmiller, CEC®, executive chef, Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Kevin Quinn, CEC®, lead chef instructor, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin, Austin, Texas
  • Timothy Recher, CEC®, executive chef/assistant general manager, The Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, Virginia
  • Daryl Shular, CEC®, director of education/executive chef, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Tucker, Georgia
  • Kevin Storm, CEC®, CCA®, AAC®, executive chef, Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis
  • Randy Torres, CEC®, AAC®, chef instructor, Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, Coos Bay, Oregon
  • Percy Whatley, CEC®, regional executive chef, Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts at The Ahwahnee® Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California

This credential is considered the highest and most demanding achievement level of ACF certification and successful candidates will join an elite group of only 67 chefs in the United States. Learn more about the exam and the candidates at

In The News

ACF Culinary Team USA: One Team. One Dream.

ACF Culinary Team USA is gearing up to represent the best of American cuisine at the Expogast Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup, Nov. 22–26, in Luxembourg. Watch the team train and find out what it means to be a part of ACF Culinary Team USA.

2015 American Culinary Classic – REGISTER TODAY!

Culinary teams, it is the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2015 American Culinary Classic. This competition is open to international culinary teams, limited to 12, as well as regional, city, college, company, military teams and individuals from the United States. This event will take place during Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show, July 30–Aug. 3, 2015, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida. Register today!

ACF Certification Scholarship Program Applications Due Oct. 31

Recertifying chefs experiencing financial difficulties may qualify for a scholarship. Review the certification scholarship application to see if you qualify. Applications are due Oct. 31, 2014, and scholarship awards will be made by Feb. 15, 2015.

Check Out the Recipe of the Week in ACF's Recipe Collection

ACF's recipe collection allows you to input, rate, share, search and save recipes. Halloween is coming and so is Pumpkin Day! Make this Pumpkin Frangelico Cheesecake on Oct. 26, or anytime this month, as an alternative to pumpkin pie. Enter your own recipes at

Take the 2014 ACF Refresher Webinar “Crafting the Critique”

Approved Certification Evaluator (ACE) refresher sessions are available via a web-based seminar. The 2014 course is approximately 90 minutes and no preregistration is necessary. Find a date that works for your schedule.

Join ACF on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Join ACF on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to find out about exciting opportunities, industry updates and more. Share your news, thoughts and views with more than 51,500 professional chefs, foodservice executives and culinarians.

What’s Your ACF Story?

For 85 years, chefs, students and foodservice professionals have benefitted from membership and involvement in ACF. Read several members’ stories and share your story.