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ACFEF Apprentice Fees & Membership

Apprenticeship fees include apprenticeship portal access and the online logbook.

Student membership is good for two or three years and must be maintained to graduate from an apprenticeship program. ACF membership gives the apprentice access to the latest trends and techniques in the industry:

  • The National Culinary Review: digital version of ACF’s award-winning magazine (10 issues per year)
  • Sizzle: ACF’s quarterly magazine for culinary students
  • The Culinary Insider: receive up-to-date ACF news in the official biweekly e-newsletter
  • ACF e-Store: ACF’s online store with culinary books, textbooks, cookbooks, ACF logo merchandise and more
  • ACF regional conferences and national convention: ACFEF apprentices receive discounted rates to ACF̱s events that will allow for networking with renowned chefs, top industry professionals and executives


Apprentice registration (one-time) $125
Culinary fundamentals registration $50
Culinary fundamentals membership $80
Two-year program membership $100
Three-year program membership $150
Testing fees:
Certified Culinarian® or Certified Pastry Chef®
Written exam $35
Practical exam no fee
Certified Sous Chef® or Certified Working Pastry Chef®
Application $50
Written exam (at Comira) $75
Practical exam (at ACF-approved site) no fee, but local testing fees may apply