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Start an Apprenticeship Program

The success of apprenticeship comes from the commitment made by industry, educational institutions and the American Culinary Federation (local and national), each of which is responsible for the delivery of a quality training program:

  • Grow chapter membership through apprenticeship
  • Develop connection between industry and educational institutes to meet the growing needs of the culinary industry
  • Increase staff retention as apprentices become committed and loyal employees
  • Trained staff to industry standards and your unique workplace conditions
  • Learn while teaching by recalling and demonstrating culinary techniques
  • Satisfaction of mentorship to see apprentice graduate and embark on a successful culinary career

What Program Types are Available?

Two Year Program

4,000 hour hands-on program that encompasses 150 logbook entries approved by a supervising chef at the assigned facility, or “sponsoring house,” and 445 related instruction hours covering ten concentration areas. More

Three Year Program

6,000 hour hands-on program that encompasses 150 logbook entries approved by a supervising chef at the assigned facility, or “sponsoring house,” and 445 related instruction hours covering ten concentration areas. More

Culinary Skills Fundamentals Program

A 1,000 hour or more educational and hands-on training program covering basic skills needed to begin a culinary career. More

Starting a Program

Interested in starting an apprenticeship program? Complete our Apprenticeship Program Inquiry form and you will be contacted within 1–3 business days to start the process. For more information, visit the FAQ page, email apprenticeship@acfchefs.net or call (800) 624-9458, ext. 117.