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.

Lydia Ross

March 2018 - Culinary Achievements

Lydia Ross, CEC, Bethesda, Maryland

My biggest culinary accomplishment to date is being able to take all of the knowledge and skills my mentors have instilled in me and start passing them onto those around me. Through competitions and certifications, I push myself to continue growing; I have been able to help multiple coworkers start on their own paths of competitions and certifications. I love being successful but more so helping others be successful. It’s a much bigger achievement if I can spread my passion for cooking with my colleagues and succeed together. Learning is an everyday thing that will never end as long as you continue to push forward.

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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