ACF Culinary Team USA
Eight chefs from across the nation have been selected for ACF Culinary Team USA 2016, the official representative team for the U.S. in international culinary competitions. In November 2014, the team represented the U.S. at the 2014 Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, receiving two gold medals and placing third out of 30 nations. In August 2015, ACF Culinary Team USA competed in the cold-food competition at the American Culinary Classic in Orlando, Florida, where they received a silver medal and first place in the regional category. Over the next year, the team will continue to work with coaches and mentors to prepare for the 2016 Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), commonly referred to as the “culinary Olympics,” in Erfurt, Germany. At the competition, the team will compete against 31 other countries October 23 in the hot-food kitchen. View the latest news for the IKA.
Right: ACF Culinary Team USA received first place in the regional team competition at the 2015 American Culinary Classic, Orlando, Florida.
IKA (“culinary Olympics”)
Erfurt, Germany - October 22, 2016
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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
Lead ACF Culinary Team USA 2020 to Gold: Apply to Become the Next Team Manager
The team manager provides leadership and oversight for the national, regional, and youth team, and includes coordination of tryouts and practices, the planning and adhering to a budget, and fostering relationships with mutually beneficial partners. The highest level of culinary professionalism will be demonstrated and maintained. All completed application packages must be received by July 1, 2016, and emailed to ACFCulinaryTeamUSA@acfchefs.net