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.

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March 2015Genevieve Johnson, CCMobile, ALCC

Go to top of page ACF Chefs Association of Southern Arizona (AZ023)

April 2015Ellen H.G. Fenster, CWPCTucson, AZCWPC

Go to top of page ACF Chefs Association of Arizona, Inc. (AZ033)

March 2015David B. Eicher, CECPhoenix, AZCEC

Go to top of page ACF Orange Empire Chefs & Professional Cooks Assn (CA033)

December 2014Murat Day, CEC, AACWinchester, CACEC

Go to top of page ACF California Capitol Chefs Association (CA043)

February 2015James E. Boyer, CCCSacramento, CACCC

Go to top of page ACF Chefs & Culinarians of San Diego (CA283)

January 2015Alvin Friedman, CCCSan Diego, CACCC

Go to top of page ACF Caxambas Chapter of Naples & Marco Island (FL211)

January 2015Herminia Melly Raposa, CCCFort Myers, FLCCC

Go to top of page ACF Honolulu Chapter (HI013)

March 2015Edward C. Frady, CEC, AACHonolulu, HICEC

Go to top of page ACF Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest (ID053)

April 2015James R. Wolters, CEC, AACSpokane, WACEC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter Inc (MD051)

February 2015Gerhard Z. Kowalski, CMC, AACBaltimore, MDCMC
March 2015Paul L. Bartlett, CECBaltimore, MDCEC

Go to top of page ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association (MI012)

December 2014Kevin P. Gawronski, CMCWest Bloomfield, MICMC

Go to top of page ACF Minneapolis Chapter (MN012)

December 2014Ronald L. Huff, CCCMinneapolis, MNCCC

Go to top of page ACF Arrowhead Professional Chefs Association (MN032)

December 2014Gary Robert Baregi, CECDuluth, MNCEC

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

March 2015Thomas R. Barton, CECLonedell, MOCEC
April 2015Gerard C. Campione, CECSaint Peters, MOCEC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association (MO022)

December 2014Charles R. Kirby, CECOlathe, KSCEC

Go to top of page ACF Professional Chefs & Apprentices of Nebraska (NE022)

December 2014Edward Fredrick Janousek, Jr., CECLincoln, NECEC

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January 2015Dale R. Gussett, CEC, CCEColumbus, OHCEC
Dale R. Gussett, CEC, CCEColumbus, OHCCE
April 2015Margaret E. Steiskal, CCEDelaware, OHCCE

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

December 2014Rene' Rawraway, CEC, CCEBeachwood, OHCEC
Rene' Rawraway, CEC, CCEBeachwood, OHCCE

Go to top of page ACF Bay Area Chefs Association of Oregon (OR023)

December 2014Tina M. Powers, CEC, CEPC, CCECoos Bay, ORCEPC
Tina M. Powers, CEC, CEPC, CCECoos Bay, ORCCE

Go to top of page ACF Harrisburg Chapter (PA181)

January 2015Michael P. Hamilton, Sr., CECElizabethtown, PACEC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Charleston South Carolina Chapter (SC011)

April 2015Jane T. Imholte, CCESummerville, SCCCE

Go to top of page ACF Midlands Chapter (SC051)

February 2015Joseph Charles Crompton, CCC, CCEColumbia, SCCCC
Joseph Charles Crompton, CCC, CCEColumbia, SCCCE

Go to top of page ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter Inc (UT013)

December 2014Ricco Renzetti, CEC, CCESalt Lake City, UTCCE
Ricco Renzetti, CEC, CCESalt Lake City, UTCEC

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December 2014Mary Theresa (Tree) McCann, MS, CEPCVentnor City, NJCEPC
January 2015Deborah S. Huntley, CECPort Charlotte, FLCEC
February 2015Christopher W. Keegan, CECErlanger, KYCEC

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May 2015John F. Hofland, II, CECHorse Shoe, NCCEC

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December 2014Francis J. Sweeney, CECGrass Valley, CACEC
February 2015Karen Wilder, CCCSouth Lake Tahoe, CACCC
March 2015Jim Gallivan, CCAAtlanta, GACCA
Joyce Annette Hinton, CECGainesville, GACEC
John A. Mims, CECAustin, TXCEC
April 2015Dean Hodgson, PCCFresno, CAPCC
Nora J. Wetzel, CCCNew Orleans, LACCC
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