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What We Offer

The Latest in Industry Trends

We keep our chefs abreast of culinary trends through:

Career Recognition

In a competitive industry such as ours, it’s important to set yourself apart from the competition. Our certification program, competitions and awards will prove your skills as a professional culinarian and enhance your career opportunities. Learn How

Accreditation for Culinary Education

When it comes to educational culinary programs, ACFEF is the national accrediting commission for culinary and pastry education programs at postsecondary institutions and secondary programs. More

An Honor Society

The American Academy of Chefs (AAC) promotes high standards and professionalism for the culinary arts. AAC ensure the future of the culinary industry through mentoring and scholarship programs. More

Representation in International Competitions

ACF Culinary Team USA represents the United States in multiple national and international competitions. ACF Culinary Team USA exemplifies professionalism and creativity and has a long history of gold medals and world titles. More

Access to a Million-Member Intercontinental Society

World Association of Chefs Society, or Worldchefs, is a global network comprised of more than 90 official chefs associations. Every ACF member is simultaneously enrolled in Worldchefs. More

A National Apprenticeship Program

To become a skilled culinary professional, hands-on experience is a must. American Culinary Federation (ACF) operates two and three year apprenticeship programs that combine on-the-job training with technical classroom instruction. More