Lifetime Certification

ACF offers Lifetime Certifications to recognize chefs who have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the culinary profession. Lifetime certificants are great leaders in our industry and encourage and motivate others to achieve excellence in the profession.

Lifetime certifications are available for certified chefs who reach the age of 62 or who by the age of 55 are fully retired from the industry. Certified chefs who retire before reaching the age of 55 for disability reasons can also apply. Please complete a PDF Lifetime Certification Application.

Recent Lifetime Certifications

Join ACF in congratulating cooks and chefs who have received lifetime certifications within the past 180 days.

Learn more about certification.

Go to top of page ACF San Francisco Chapter (CA023)

December 2016Michael Kalanty, CEPC, CCESan Francisco, CACCE
Michael Kalanty, CEPC, CCESan Francisco, CACEPC

Go to top of page Connecticut Chefs Association (CT011)

October 2016George Labody-Gunyho, CECWest Hartford, CTCEC

Go to top of page ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association Inc (FL051)

September 2016Clare A. Bailey, CECLakeland, FLCEC

Go to top of page Fort Lauderdale ACF, Inc. (FL061)

November 2016Rona Moulu, CECFort Lauderdale, FLCEC

Go to top of page ACF St Augustine Chapter (FL101)

September 2016Henry Miller, CCElkton, FLCC

Go to top of page American Culinary Federation (ACF) - Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc. (GA011)

August 2016Nancy A. Higgins, CEPC, CCECumming, GACCE
September 2016John Oechsner, CEPC, CCEAvondale Estates, GACEPC
November 2016Michael Patrick McEvoy, CECLawrenceville, GACEC

Go to top of page ACF Honolulu Chapter (HI013)

July 2016John L. Richards, CEC, CWPC, CCAHonolulu, HICEC
John L. Richards, CEC, CWPC, CCAHonolulu, HICWPC
John L. Richards, CEC, CWPC, CCAHonolulu, HICCA
August 2016Henry J. Holthaus, CECHauula, HICEC

Go to top of page Kona-Kohala Chefs Association (HI043)

July 2016Kathleen A. Chesko, CSCWindsor, CACSC

Go to top of page ACF Louis Joliet Chapter (IL052)

September 2016Frederick N. Ferrara, CEC, CCEJoliet, ILCCE

Go to top of page ACF Chefs of Northwest Indiana (IN072)

November 2016Nicolas Luna, CECSchererville, INCEC

Go to top of page ACF Kentucky Chapter (KY012)

September 2016De'Borah L. Winston, CPCLos Angeles, CACPC

Go to top of page ACF Flint / Saginaw Valley Chapter (MI052)

October 2016John Zelko, CEC, AACBurton, MICEC
December 2016David W Miller, CEPCBirch Run, MICEPC

Go to top of page Chefs de Cuisine Association of St Louis Inc (MO012)

December 2016Thomas R. Elkin, CEC, AACSaint Louis, MOCEC

Go to top of page ACF Piscataqua Chapter (NH041)

September 2016Charles A. Limoggio, CECBrunswick, MECEC

Go to top of page ACF High Sierra Chefs Association (NV023)

July 2016Richard Eugene Ernst, CPCStockton, CACPC

Go to top of page ACF Cleveland Chapter Inc (OH011)

November 2016James D. Perko, CEC, AACBrecksville, OHCEC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Cincinnati Chapter (OH031)

August 2016Michael J. Carver, CEC, CCACovington, KYCEC
Michael J. Carver, CEC, CCACovington, KYCCA

Go to top of page ACF Akron-Canton Cooks and Chefs Association (OH051)

July 2016James A. Crea, CECWooster, OHCEC

Go to top of page ACF Pro Chefs Oregon (OR013)

August 2016Nick A. Geren, CSC, CCEEstacada, ORCSC
Nick A. Geren, CSC, CCEEstacada, ORCCE

Go to top of page ACF Laurel Highlands Chapter (PA021)

September 2016Patrick J. Joyce, CECPittsburgh, PACEC

Go to top of page ACF Philadelphia (PA041)

July 2016Fritz Friedrich Gitschner, CMC, AACGladwyne, PACMC

Go to top of page ACF Myrtle Beach Chapter (SC031)

July 2016Brenda S. Spellman, CCConway, SCCC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Memphis Chapter (TN022)

July 2016Ernest Sinclair Dickson, CECOlive Branch, MSCEC

Go to top of page Texas Chefs Association (TX012)

October 2016Pablo Guerrero, CECAustin, TXCEC

Go to top of page ACF Washington State Chefs Association (WA013)

August 2016Steven B. Schrader, CCAGig Harbor, WACCA

Go to top of page ACF National Member

August 2016Jennifer L. Solloway, CEPC, CCEOregon House, CACEPC
September 2016Kenneth S. Young, CECSouth Portland, MECEC

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July 2016Dorothy Bosche, CCFountain, COCC
August 2016Susan C. Barnes, CC,CPCLouisville, KYCC
Susan C. Barnes, CC,CPCLouisville, KYCPC
Paul Zuke, CC, CPCGarland, TXCC
Paul Zuke, CC, CPCGarland, TXCPC
September 2016Kevin A. Fallen, CECBuxton, MECEC
Donald T. Gardner, Jr., CSCMount Pleasant, SCCSC
Ketly Dieudonne Pierre, CEC, CEPC, CCEHollywood, FLCEPC Continuing Education:  Easy as 123...