Feature Stories

Going for Gold With Exceptional Beef [PDF]

Going for Gold With Exceptional Beef

June 2014

Certified Piedmontese® in Lincoln, Nebraska, is raising cattle specifically for ACF Culinary Team USA. Learn more about this extraordinary breed of cattle and how the team is experimenting with Piedmontese beef as they practice for the 2014 Expogast World Cup in Luxembourg and the 2016 Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung in Erfurt, Germany. Full Article (1.74 MB)


Cooking at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is All in the Planning [PDF]

Cooking at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is All in the Planning

April 2014

Cooking for the U.S. staff, volunteers and athletes at the Olympic Games all comes down to one important thing—preparation. For Jacqueline Hamilton, CEC®, AAC®, senior executive chef for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), based in Colorado Springs, Colo., cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, was just another day on the job. A job she has been doing for 26 years. Full Article


ACF Chapter Sets Example for Others to Follow [PDF]

ACF Chapter Sets Example for Others to Follow

December 2013

Starting an ACF chapter or keeping one going in your community can be tough, but it’s rewarding work. So what does it take to develop a successful and engaged chapter? We recently spoke with Brian F. Lorge, CCTP, HAAC, executive director of ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association (MCCA), about how the chapter keeps members excited and coming back for more. Full Article


In the Kitchen With Bocuse d'Or
USA Winner Richard Rosendale, CMC [PDF]

In the Kitchen With Bocuse d’Or USA Winner Richard Rosendale, CMC

February 2012

Richard Rosendale knows life can change in an instant. That was the case for him Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, as the lights shone bright and cameras flashed following the announcement that he would represent the United States in the 2013 Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest in Lyon, France, in January 2013. Full Article (1.86 MB)


In the Kitchen With Royal Caribbean's Latest
Culinary Star Maureen 'Molly' Brandt, CEC [PDF]

In the Kitchen With Royal Caribbean’s Latest Culinary Star Maureen “Molly” Brandt, CEC

January 2011

A lot can change in a short amount of time. Just ask Maureen “Molly” Brandt. In six months, she went from owning her own personal chef/catering business in Minnesota to winning a competition and the chance to serve as chef de cuisine of 150 Central Park on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, which set sail December 2010. Full Article

In the Kitchen With
Wade Burch [PDF]

In the Kitchen With Wade Burch

December 2010

Wade Burch, CEC, took home $10,000 after winning a holiday themed episode of Food Network’s “Chopped” in November 2010. Find out about his two-decade career, how shucking oysters as a child helped him on the show and the most important culinary lesson he has learned. Full Article


In the Kitchen
With Percy Whatley [PDF]

In the Kitchen With Bocuse d’Or USA Semifinalist Percy Whatley

February 2010

In early December 2009, Percy Whatley got the news he had been waiting for. In just two months, he would have a second chance to compete in the Bocuse d’Or USA Cuisine Competition. Full Article


Giving Back [PDF]

Giving Back

December 2009

From food banks to Habitat for Humanity, chefs and students across the country give of their talents throughout the year and during the holidays. Full Article


2009 Salute to
Our Heroes [PDF]

2009 Salute to Our Heroes

November 2009

The American Culinary Federation recognizes the service, bravery, talent and sacrifices of its military members and certified chefs. Full Article


In the
Kitchen With Ron Duprat [PDF]

In the Kitchen With Top Chef: Las Vegas Competitor Ron Duprat

October 2009

When Top Chef: Las Vegas premiered August 19, 2.6 million Americans tuned in, and ACF member Ron Duprat was one of the lucky 17 “chef’testants” along for the ride. Full Article


In the Kitchen With
Megan Ketover [PDF]

In the Kitchen With Food Network Challenge Competitor Megan Ketover, CPC

August 2009

In April, Megan Ketover received a call from the Food Network. At least, that is what the message scribbled on a piece of paper said. Full Article (1.91 MB)