ACF Culinary Team USA
ACF Culinary Team USA represents the United States on the global stage, showcasing American chefs, cuisine and products to the world. In 2016, the national team ranked fourth in the world overall and won three gold medals in the 24th Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) International Culinary Exhibition, commonly known as the "culinary Olympics," Oct. 22-25, in Erfurt, Germany. Two of the ACF Culinary USA teams - national and youth - finished in the top 10, while the military team won four gold medals and two bronze medals, proving American cuisine is among the best in the world.
Congratulations to the junior culinary team at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, on being named ACF Culinary Youth Team USA 2020. Team members are: Elijah Luck, captain, Melissa Dodd, Torian Jenkins, Torian Jenkins, Charlotte McCale, CFC, Ellianna Pageler, Bailey Sargent, Madison Woods; coached by Edward Adel, CEC, culinary instructor. More.
Meet the Chefs
Team chefs dedicate their time to train, practice and compete together. Meet the chefs that have been selected to be a part of ACF Culinary Team USA.
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Meet the Team Behind the Team
The success of ACF Culinary Team USA depends on more than just the team members. Managers, coaches and advisors play a vital part. Learn More.