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
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 Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, 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
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.
Each year, four student teams prove themselves worthy of a greater
challenge—the ACF Student Team Championship. More
Classical Dish Requirements
ACF Culinary Team USA
ACF Culinary Team USA exemplifies professionalism and creativity in
major international culinary competitions. More