219 CMC Exam

"The American Culinary Federation’s Certified Master Chef exam is a one of a kind opportunity. Ideally for highly motivated culinary professionals, the CMC exam measures the sum total of professional experience against the industry’s highest benchmark/standard." - Russell Scott, CMC

Date: March 1-10, 2019

Location: Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI

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What is the CMC exam?

The CMC® exam is an extensive 8-day exam offered exclusively by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The CMC® is the highest level of certification a chef can achieve. Chefs holding the CMC® certification have demonstrated the pinnacle of professionalism and skill. 72 chefs have successfully passed the CMC® exam with 67 currently certified.

2019 Sponsors:
Lowry's Scorch Shield Red Goose Spice Company

Exam Majors Preview - Check out the 2017 CMC Exam Videos!

CMC Exam Day 1: Healthy Cooking
CMC Exam Days 2 & 3: Buffet Catering
CMC Exam Day 4: Classical Cuisine
CMC Exam Day 5: Freestyle Cuisine
CMC Exam Day 6: Global Cuisine
CMC Exam Day 7: Baking and Pastry
CMC Exam Day 8: Continental Cuisine and Market Basket

2017 Exam Highlights