ACF Culinary Team USA ACF Culinary Team USA

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929 and the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America, is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions. The national team will represent the United States at the Expogast Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup, Nov. 22–26, 2014, in Luxembourg, and the American Culinary Classic, July 30–Aug. 2, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. All the teams will be competing at the 2016 Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) International Culinary Exhibition, also known as the “culinary Olympics,” in Erfurt, Germany.

Countdown to Competitions

Expogast World Cup

Luxembourg - November 22, 2014

American Culinary Classic

Orlando, Fla. - July 30, 2015

IKA (“culinary Olympics”)

Erfurt, Germany - October 22, 2016

Current News

2016 ACF Culinary Youth Team USA

The members of 2016 ACF Culinary Youth Team USA were named during the 2014 ACF National Convention. They are:

  • Megan Bamford
  • Kristyn Chatlosh
  • Jordan Gardiner
  • Tracy Morris
  • Jesus Olmedo
  • Josh Page
  • Lydia Ross, CC
  • Trae Shriner

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Help ACF Culinary Team USA Go for Gold! Support the next team of passionate members as they generously dedicate their time and energy as they represent American chefs and cuisine in international competitions. Share the vision and be part of the journey. Make a donation or become a sponsor. Sponsorship offers positioning and branding opportunities.

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