Staff Sgt. Deoliver Broome
U.S. Military Certification Program
Military culinary professionals serve our country’s service
members. Feeding an Army
Congratulations to Derrick Davenport, CEC®, CEPC®, senior chief petty officer for the U.S. Navy, who was named 2013 Armed Forces Chef of the Year. Read his story in Parade Magazine.
American Culinary Federation certifications are not determined by
title or rank but by knowledge and skills. The culinary training and
work experience gained in the military may qualify you for one or more
ACF certification designations. Based on your educational background and
work experience, you can find a certification
designation that complements your experience. Learn about the certification
Assistance for Military Certification Programs
Check with your supervisor or representative about program
opportunities. Not all programs offer the same benefits and they may
have different procedures regarding application, approval, payment and
Navy personnel can contact the Navy credentialing agency Credentialing
Opportunities On-Line (COOL) for more information on how to apply.
operating procedures for ACF Certification via NavyCool funding
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Army personnel can contact the Army credentialing agency
GoArmyEd Credentialing Opportunities On-Line
(Army COOL) to find their funding options.
Veterans can contact the Department of Veterans Affairs about possible certification
funding through the G.I. Bill.
Your branch of service not listed? Certification
is open to everyone at all levels of culinary experience and education,
so check with your training officer for more details.
ACF offers military personnel reduced membership fees. Benefits of
membership include discounts on certification fees, conference and
convention registrations and a year’s subscription to ACF’s
The National Culinary Review. Join