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Building Awareness

As the largest organization of professional chefs nationwide, American Culinary Federation (ACF) seeks to build awareness of the culinary industry and strengthen the image of professional chefs. We offer the latest industry news through:

In the News

ACF members appear in the news daily. Read what our members and chapters are up to by viewing our recent media coverage.

Chefpertise Guide

ACF’s Chefpertise Guide highlights certified chefs and their culinary specialties, from charcuterie to chocolate and from gluten-free foods to gardening. This searchable database allows journalists to find expert sources for interviews, and community leaders to find local chefs to participate in events. More

Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the media seeking information for a story or access to interviews, please submit your inquiry. We will respond promptly.

To download high-resolution photos for your story, visit our Media Photo Gallery.

Request Press Credentials

Members of the media are invited to attend the 2014 ACF Events Series. To request press credentials, please contact Jessica Ward at with your name, title, contact information and media affiliation.

Save the date for the American Culinary Federation's 2014 event series

Save the Date for the American Culinary Federation’s 2014 Event Series

  • Western Region: Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, Calif., March 2–5
  • Central Region: Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, St. Louis, March 16–19
  • Northeast Region: The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings, Providence, R.I., April 11–14
  • Southeast Region: Embassy Suites North Charleston, Charleston, S.C., April 26–29
  • National Convention: Kansas City Marriot Downtown, Kansas City, Mo., July 25–29

Media interested in attending, contact Jessica Ward for a press pass at or (904) 484-0213.