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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 is a newly federally designated number people can call or text to chat with support staff if they are experiencing mental health and/or substance use emergencies.

Become a Member of ACF

Become a Member of ACF

Boost your career and network with industry experts.

ACF Online Learning Center

Learn from the masters with Conference On Demand. Earn CEHs, advance your career and maintain your ACF certification online with the ACF.

American Academy of Chefs

American Academy of Chefs

AAC is the honor society of ACF, representing the highest standards of professionalism in the organization, society and the industry.

Become ACF Certified

Become ACF Certified

ACF certification demonstrates skill, knowledge and professionalism.

ACF Career Center

ACF Career Center

Visit the ACF career center for coaching, resume tips, job opportunities and more.

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ACF Webinar Series

February 6, 2023 - 11 a.m. EST
ACF ChefsForum: Pastry Techniques Spotlight - Choux au Craquelin. Register

Learn with ACF

Learn with ACF

Find an accredited culinary school program, apply for scholarships or explore apprenticeship opportunities.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Become an Apprentice

The ACFEF apprenticeship program provides chefs with industry-relevant knowledge and skill competencies across all kitchen stations.

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Get involved in ACF programs. Support our Industry Partners. Become an ACF Partner.


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American Culinary Federation Chef’s Table

Online Member Community

Connect, collaborate and be part of the ACF Family. Visit now for the latest discussions, answer questions and learn best practices.

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Discover Our Specialty Cheeses

Our goal is to craft quality cheeses that will elevate your menu. Invest in your success.

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It’s Always Watermelon Season

As U.S. farmers prepare to plant for next season, neighbors to the south (mainly Mexico) are harvesting ripe watermelon for the U.S.

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MCC - Mediterranean Culinary Concepts, March 21–22, 2023 - Yale Hospitality

MCC at Yale University

A certified program providing turn-key solutions and Mediterranean inspiration for your food service & beyond.

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