ACF Young Chefs Club

Be part of an exciting group of emerging culinary professionals!

The ACF Young Chefs Club (YCC) objective is to provide opportunities for young chefs across the U.S. to connect, learn and share! Here is what you can expect:

  • Education tracks for young chefs at ACF events
  • YCC Culinary Throwdown at Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show
  • Professional development webinars
  • Tips and idea sharing through blogs, newsletter and social media

Help us help you by taking this survey. We want to hear your ideas for upcoming events and networking opportunities, and better understand your interests.

Have a question or suggestion for an activity? Email us at ACFYCC@acfchefs.net.

ACF Young Chef of the Month

Apply today to become the next “ACF Young Chef of the Month” and earn more than just bragging rights. As a Young Chef of the Month, you will receive a FREE education badge to an ACF ChefConnect or Cook. Craft. Create. event of your choice. Some of your photos and articles will be published on ACF’s blog and social media. Not to mention, “ACF Young Chef of the Month” will look great on your resume!

Each month will focus on a different topic. You must be an active ACF member age 25 or under to qualify. Submission deadline is the 15th of each respective month.

Daniel Hess

June/July 2018 - Using your leadership skills

Elijah Pulley, Peoria Heights, Ill., ACF Heart of Illinois Professional Chefs Association

"My leadership qualities include teamwork, communication and organization. I use these qualities in the kitchen at work every day. As a lead on a line, teamwork is an essential skill. You have to be able to move in sync with the two other guys next to you and keep the line working with the same flow throughout the whole service. This is where communication comes into play, in the heat of a service rush, reading off orders as they come in and deciding fire times is a huge role because you are setting the pace for the whole service. But I think organization is the most crucial part. A good leader has an organized, clean kitchen and is able to delegate and do multiple tasks at one time whether that be in prep or hopping in the dish pit to catch it back up. A leader in a kitchen is a person that has knowledge of each position and is able to execute each station on the line."

View previous honorees.

 

Young Chef News and Resources

Social media contest!

Take a picture of how you use the ACF Ingredient of the Month and enter the photo contest on our Facebook page.

Ingredient of the Month

Each month, a new ingredient is featured on www.acfchefs.org/IOTM with information for chefs to incorporate into their menus and in community events.

Food Trends and Techniques

Visit ACF’s online resource center with articles and videos on food trends and techniques.

Culinary-related Career Guide

Learn about different career options with this article.

Recipes

View a collection of recipes from ACF chefs.

Stay Connected

All members of the American Culinary Federation age 25 and under are automatically part of the YCC. Make sure the email address in your ACF member profile is current to receive information about upcoming web-based and live events. We want to keep you informed about all the exciting activities we are planning for ACFYCC in 2017!

If you are not yet an ACF member, please submit your membership application today!

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