Competitions

Competitions play a vital role in culinary arts as they continually raise the standards of culinary excellence. There is no better way for a culinarian to hone their craft than by putting their skills and knowledge to the test in a competitive format.

Participation in ACF approved competitions will also earn you continuing education hours for ACF certification.

ACF Competition Calendar

View upcoming competitions.

2015 American Culinary Classic – REGISTER TODAY!

Culinary teams, it is the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) pleasure to invite you to participate in the 2015 American Culinary Classic. This competition is open to international culinary teams, limited to 12, as well as regional, city, college, company, military teams and individuals from the United States. This event will take place during the 2015 ACF National Convention, July 30-Aug 3, 2015, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida. Register today!

ACF Competition Manuals

ACF Approved Culinary Competition Judges

View list of current judges, or find out how you can become an ACF judge.

Add Credibility to Your Competition

Register your competition with ACF.

Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl

Teams of student culinarian members compete in a double elimination, jeopardy-style competition for the chance to become national champions. More

Student Team

Each year, four student teams prove themselves worthy of a greater challenge—the ACF Student Team Championship. More

Current Classical Dish Requirements

ACF Culinary Team USA

ACF Culinary Team USA exemplifies professionalism and creativity in major international culinary competitions. More