Education

Gain Accreditation

Assure the public that your culinary program meets nationally recognized educational standards. More


Find a School

Finding the right culinary program is the first step to starting a successful career in the foodservice industry. More


Scholarships

We want to help fund your culinary education. Take advantage of this great opportunity provided by the American Academy of Chefs. More


Become an ACFEF Quality Program

Open to non-degree granting culinary programs, ACFEF’s Quality Program provides outside validation to programs that offer continuing education in non-traditional formats in less than 1,000 hours. More


Continuing Education

The culinary industry is always evolving. Keep up to date with industry practices through online courses or advance your career by becoming ACF certified.


Apprentice Programs

ACFEF apprenticeship programs offer students valuable skills and experience that cannot be learned in the classroom. Learn how you can administer a program or become an apprentice.


Chef Educators and Industry Chefs Needed to Serve on ACFEF Accrediting Commission and Apprenticeship Committee

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) is seeking qualified industry chefs, postsecondary and secondary educators to fill open commission and committee seats for the 2018-2021 term. The Western region has openings for an industry representative, postsecondary educator and secondary educator. The Central region is in need of an Industry Represenative. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter stating their interest in serving on the commission and a resume by Oct. 16, 2018 to Dana Baldwin at dbaldwin@acfchefs.net.

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation National Apprenticeship Committee (ACFEF NAC) is reaching out to all Apprenticeship Program Coordinators, Educators, Supervising Chefs, and Apprentice graduates who are currently involved or has been involved within the past 5 years to request self-nominations to serve on the National Apprenticeship Committee (NAC). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter stating their interest in serving on the Committee and a resume by Oct. 16, 2018 to Jean McElwain at jmcelwain@acfchefs.net.

All submissions will be reviewed and vetted by the ACFEFAC executive committee. Final candidates will be submitted for election by fellow educators of ACFEF-accredited programs, and newly elected commissioners will begin their term at the January 2018 meeting. Need more information? Give Dana a call at 904-484-0235.