Embrace Your Future

What's in store for Cook. Craft. Create.? 

Find out more from ACF National President Tom Macrina, on-site at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

Culinary Resources

Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, July 15–19, 2016. Phoenix’s bold nature shines through with unique cultural eats, breathtaking sunsets against rugged mountains and a gateway to the Grand Canyon. Visit Arizona’s urban heart for educational and engagement opportunities that will build off the ChefConnect: series and provide a revitalizing experience for members, foodservice professionals, students and competitors. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a student new to the kitchen, Cook. Craft. Create. offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for this amazing convention in Phoenix! Convention Info

In The News

Your ACF national office will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Ethics and Internal Audit Committee Elections

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Ethics and Internal Audit Committees from the Central and Western regions:

  • Kevin Enright, CEC, CCE, AAC - Central Region Ethics Committee
  • Jeffrey Bricker, CEC, CCE, AAC - Central Region Internal Audit Committee
  • Frank Leake, CCC, CCE, AAC - West Region Ethics Committee
  • Kent Anderson, CEC, CCA - West Region Internal Audit Committee

They have been elected to a two-year term starting after the National Convention in Phoenix.

ACF Certifications Re-accredited

ACF is thrilled to announce that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has re-accredited our Certified Executive Chef®, Certified Sous Chef® and Certified Executive Pastry Chef® certifications for the next five years, joining the recently re-accredited Certified Culinary Educator® certification. Accreditation from NCCA provides impartial, third-party validation that our programs have met recognized national and international credentialing industry standards for development, implementation, and maintenance of certification programs.

Ethics and Internal Audit Committee Elections

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Ethics and Internal Audit Committees from the Northeast and Southeast regions:

  • James F. Connolly, CEC, CCA, AAC - Northeast Region Ethics Committee
  • Paul O’Toole, CEC, AAC - Northeast Region Internal Audit Committee
  • Kimberly Brock-Brown, CEPC, CCA, AAC - Southeast Region Ethics Committee
  • Denny Trantham, CEC, CCA, MBA - Southeast Region Internal Audit Committee

They have been elected to a two-year term starting after the National Convention in Phoenix.