ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation
“To educate children and families in understanding proper
nutrition through community-based initiatives led by American Culinary
Federation chef members, and to be the voice of the culinary industry in
its fight against childhood hunger, malnutrition and obesity.”
The purpose of the Chef & Child Foundation, which was founded in
1989, is to foster, promote, encourage and stimulate an awareness of
proper nutrition in preschool and elementary school children, as well as
combat childhood obesity. The foundation funds programs which give
instruction on nutrition and proper eating habits to school age
The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Chef &
Child Foundation, Inc., focuses on the nutritional development of all of
America’s children in all economic segments. All children need to
learn how to cook and how to choose healthy foods. With many children
living in homes with a single parent or with both parents working,
children are cooking for their little brothers and sisters, and even for
themselves and their parents.
If children are cooking, then American Culinary Federation chefs want
to be involved in their nutritional education. So, please join us in our
effort to end childhood hunger, and obesity and usher in a healthier
tomorrow for all children.
The ACFEFCCF is…
- Professional chefs and cooks teaching pre-school and early
elementary-school kids nutrition with hands-on cooking classes.
- Chefs in service to their local communities.
If you are interested in learning more about the
ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation, and making a difference in the lives
of children, then contact ACF national headquarters in one of the below
If you are not a member of ACF, you may request, along with any other
information, the telephone number of the ACF chapter nearest you.
Also, donations to the Chef & Child Foundation National Grant
Fund are gratefully accepted from individuals and corporations alike.
Please direct any donations, comments, or suggestions to:
The American Culinary Federation Education
Foundation Chef & Child Foundation, Inc.
c/o American Culinary Federation
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095