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ACFEF Culinary Fundamentals Program

An American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Culinary Training Program is a program with 1,000 hours of hands-on training and 30-hour sanitation or food handler’s course.

Join an ACFEF Training Program

This program teaches students the skills needed to be successful in an entry-level culinary career. Trainees will work under the supervision of an ACF-certified chef and become competent in the following areas:

  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Knife Skills
  • Cold Kitchen - Pantry
  • Hot Kitchen

Trainees will receive a certificate of completion from ACFEF and will earn 16 continuing education hours towards ACF certification.

Find a program and contact the program coordinator of the training program you are interested in joining. For more information, email or call (904) 484-0217.

Start an ACFEF Training Program

Start a program and experience the benefits:

  • Train staff to industry standards and unique workplace conditions
  • Increase staff retention as trainees become committed and loyal employees
  • Satisfaction of mentoring and seeing a trainee graduate and embark on a successful culinary career.
  • For more information or to start a program, visit the FAQ page, email or call (904) 484-0217.