Lifetime Certification

ACF offers Lifetime Certifications to recognize chefs who have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the culinary profession. Lifetime certificants are great leaders in our industry and encourage and motivate others to achieve excellence in the profession.

Lifetime certifications are available for certified chefs who reach the age of 62 or who by the age of 55 are fully retired from the industry. Certified chefs who retire before reaching the age of 55 for disability reasons can also apply. Please complete a PDF Lifetime Certification Application.

Recent Lifetime Certifications

Join ACF in congratulating cooks and chefs who have received lifetime certifications within the past 180 days.

Learn more about certification.

ACF San Francisco Chapter (CA023)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Brenda E. Anderson Lanoue, CECNovato, CACEC

ACF Colorado Chefs Association (CO013)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Terry Watson, CEPCEvergreen, COCEPC

ACF Pikes Peak Chapter Inc (CO023)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2017Kathy M. Anderson, CCColorado Springs, COCC

ACF First State Chefs Association (DE021)

DateNameCityCertification
October 2017Edward J. Hennessy, CEC, AACHockessin, DECEC

Fort Lauderdale ACF, Inc. (FL061)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017V. Paul Citrullo, Jr., CEC, CCERiceville, TNCEC
V. Paul Citrullo, Jr., CEC, CCERiceville, TNCCE

ACF St Augustine Chapter (FL101)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Anthony Joel Lowman, II, CCC, CCEJacksonville, FLCCE
Anthony Joel Lowman, II, CCC, CCEJacksonville, FLCCC

ACF Treasure Coast Chapter (FL121)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Michael E. Barbato, Jr., CECStuart, FLCEC
September 2017David T. Adhin, CECPort Saint Lucie, FLCEC

ACF Gulf to Lakes Chefs & Cooks Association, Inc (FL201)

DateNameCityCertification
November 2017Mathias F. Schmich, III, CEC, CCAEustis, FLCEC
Mathias F. Schmich, III, CEC, CCAEustis, FLCCA
Robert Allan Stanford, CEC, CCETampa, FLCEC

American Culinary Federation (ACF) - Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc. (GA011)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2017Michael A. Deihl, CEC, CCA, AACAtlanta, GACEC

ACF of Iowa (IA022)

DateNameCityCertification
October 2017David M. Jensen, CCCJohnston, IACCC

ACF Greater Indianapolis Chapter (IN012)

DateNameCityCertification
November 2017Hollis Joseph Thomas, CCIndianapolis, INCC

ACF Wichita Area Chapter (KS012)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2017James R. Nicholas, CECAndover, KSCEC

Epicurean Club of Boston (MA041)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Douglas C. Patten, CEC, CCA, AACTewksbury, MACEC
Douglas C. Patten, CEC, CCA, AACTewksbury, MACCA

ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter Inc (MD051)

DateNameCityCertification
August 2017Yooravat Kardmai, CECNottingham, MDCEC

ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association (MI012)

DateNameCityCertification
October 2017Patricia J. Dinco, CEPCSaint Clair Shores, MICEPC

ACF Capital Professional Chefs & Cooks Association of Greater Lansing Michigan (MI022)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017James K. O'Brien, CECMason, MICEC

ACF Minneapolis Chapter (MN012)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2017William G. Niemer, CEC, CCEWest Saint Paul, MNCEC
William G. Niemer, CEC, CCEWest Saint Paul, MNCCE

Chefs de Cuisine Association of St Louis Inc (MO012)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017George J. Singleton, Jr., CCSaint Louis, MOCC

ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association (MO022)

DateNameCityCertification
November 2017Cecil H. Wysong, Jr., CECPrairie Village, KSCEC

ACF Springfield / Branson Chefs Association (MO042)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017Deby D. Inskeep, CCMarshfield, MOCC
Deborah Stinnett, CCSpringfield, MOCC

Western North Carolina Culinary Association of the ACF (NC021)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2017Jeffery N. Faust, CECSylva, NCCEC

Mid Hudson Culinary Assn (NY031)

DateNameCityCertification
November 2017Victor A. Gielisse, CMC, AACCarrollton, TXCMC

ACF Long Island Chapter (NY191)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017Christopher Neary, CEC, CCA, AACEast Rockaway, NYCCA

ACF Akron-Canton Cooks and Chefs Association (OH051)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017James A Martin, CEC, CCAAkron, OHCEC
James A Martin, CEC, CCAAkron, OHCCA

ACF Greater Dayton Chapter (OH061)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017Patricia A. Deal, CEPCVandalia, OHCEPC
July 2017George M. Sideras, CEC, AACKettering, OHCEC

ACF Philadelphia (PA041)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Mark C. Gage, CEC, CSCEChalfont, PACEC
Mark C. Gage, CEC, CSCEChalfont, PACSCE
September 2017Earl R. Arrowood, Jr., CCC, CCE, AACDoylestown, PACCC
Earl R. Arrowood, Jr., CCC, CCE, AACDoylestown, PACCE
November 2017Vincent J. Alberici, CEC, AACHavertown, PACEC

ACF Conemaugh Valley Culinary Association (PA111)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Thomas M. Chulick, CECJohnstown, PACEC

ACF Myrtle Beach Chapter (SC031)

DateNameCityCertification
October 2017Robert E. Brantly, CECMyrtle Beach, SCCEC

ACF Greater Smoky Mountain Chapter (TN032)

DateNameCityCertification
October 2017Emily G. Bashore, CECKnoxville, TNCEC

Texas Chefs Association (TX012)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Gregory A. True, CCDallas, TXCC

ACF Texas Panhandle Chefs de Cuisine (TX122)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017Steve Barnes, CCLubbock, TXCC

ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter Inc (UT013)

DateNameCityCertification
August 2017Carl Rubadue, CECSalt Lake City, UTCEC
October 2017Peter J. Hodgson, CEC, AACTaylorsville, UTCEC

ACF National Member

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Idalee A. Cathcart, CEPCTerrell, TXCEPC
August 2017Mark E. Dowhy, CECHuntsville, ALCEC
September 2017David Frederick Schneider, CEC, CCEBoyne City, MICCE
David Frederick Schneider, CEC, CCEBoyne City, MICEC
November 2017Patricio G. Herrera, CECSan Mateo, CACEC
Douglas H. Zimmerman, CECHendersonville, TNCEC

No Chapter Affiliation

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017Lorraine Gose, CCFairborn, OHCC
Vicki L. VanSickle, CCColumbia, PACC
July 2017Elmer E. Byrem, CCLemoyne, PACC
Cynthia L. Jones, CCMount Vernon, WACC
Raymond J. Letourneau, CCSaint Augustine, FLCC
August 2017Eloise Gilbert Rogers, CCAurora, COCC
Bryan K. Smith, CECOro Valley, AZCEC
September 2017Rebecca J Pechman, CCEEverett, WACCE
Susan G. Richter, CWPCClarks Summit, PACWPC
October 2017Susan Hatalsky, CEC, CCEMalta, NYCEC
Susan Hatalsky, CEC, CCEMalta, NYCCE
Sharon Elizabeth Hodgdon, CCAnacortes, WACC
November 2017Caley E Augustine, Jr., CECCampobello, SCCEC