Sponsorship Levels

Partnership for American Culinary Federation Culinary Team USA 2016

More than 20,000 members strong, the American Culinary Federation (ACF) is the leader in professional and personal development for the culinary industry. Our mission is simple: to provide the opportunity for growth in every segment of foodservice.

ACF strongly believes in the importance of honing and developing the skills and experience necessary for excellence in culinary craftsmanship through competition. It is that dedication and commitment that led ACF to develop national guidelines for culinary competitions.

Culinary competitions are a vital part of the ACF repertoire and have been for decades. ACF-sanctioned competitions were designed to continually raise standards of excellence and professionalism while promoting creativity and camaraderie among culinarians long before TV food shows became popular.

ACF, the largest group of professional culinarians in America for more than 80 years, is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official U.S. representative for national and international culinary and pastry competitions. Three teams—national team, military team and youth team—will represent the United States at the 2016 Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung International Culinary Art Competition, also known as the “culinary Olympics,” in Erfurt, Germany.

This unique sponsorship of ACF Culinary Team USA offers positioning and branding opportunities that place your company among “the best of the best.” Your brand and support of ACF Culinary Team USA are prominently showcased in advertising, electronic marketing, events, tryouts and ACF regional and national culinary events and competitions, as well as international and national public and media-relations efforts.

To learn more about sponsoring ACF Culinary Team USA, contact Cathy Sterling at (336) 918-5514 or csterling@acfchefs.net.

Gold—$30,000 annually

  • Placement of logo on ACF Culinary Team USA chef coats
  • 10′×20′ corner booth at the ACF National Convention trade show
  • Three full-page color advertisements in The National Culinary Review
  • Use of ACF Culinary Team USA “Proud Sponsor” logo for marketing purposes
  • Linked logo listing as a Gold Partner on the ACF Culinary Team USA page of ACFChefs.org
  • Logo placement on sponsor reel at the ACF National Convention
  • One e-blast sent to ACF membership by ACF on behalf of Sponsor
  • One-time use of ACF member mailing list per year (e-mail addresses not included)
  • Interactive company profile on the ACF Industry Partners section on ACFChefs.org
  • Use of ACF Culinary Team USA for marketing purposes

Silver—$15,000 annually

  • Placement of logo on ACF Culinary Team USA chef coats
  • 10′×20′ booth at the ACF National Convention trade show
  • Two full-page color advertisements in The National Culinary Review
  • Use of ACF Culinary Team USA “Proud Sponsor” logo for marketing purposes
  • Linked logo listing as a Silver Partner on the ACF Culinary Team USA page of ACFChefs.org
  • Logo placement on sponsor reel at the ACF National Convention
  • One-time use of ACF member mailing list per year (e-mail addresses not included)
  • Interactive company profile on the ACF Industry Partners section on ACFChefs.org
  • Use of ACF Culinary Team USA for marketing purposes

Bronze—$10,000 annually

  • Placement of logo on ACF Culinary Team USA uniforms
  • 10′×10′ booth at the ACF National Convention trade show
  • One full-page color advertisement in The National Culinary Review
  • Use of ACF Culinary Team USA “Proud Sponsor” logo for marketing purposes
  • Linked logo listing as a Bronze Partner on the ACF Culinary Team USA page of ACFChefs.org
  • Logo placement on Sponsor Reel at the ACF National Convention
  • Interactive Company Profile on the ACF Industry Partners section on ACFChefs.org
  • Use of ACF Culinary Team USA for marketing purposes