Certified Master Pastry Chef®

The ACF Certified Master Pastry Chef is the only American Master Pastry Chef certification in the U.S. recognized by the Department of Labor. It is designed to identify chefs who have demonstrated mastery of culinary competence and expertise through education, experience, knowledge and skills.

The role of the ACF Certification Commission is to oversee the ACF’s certification process and ensure that the certification ladder is relevant to today’s culinary market. In addition, the Commission ensures that we retain consistency, marketability and value/approachability for members across the entire ladder, while managing liability. All levels of certification from CFC/CFPC to CMC/CMPC need to be structured and administered in a similar manner using the same evaluator standards, testing competencies and overall atmosphere of the testing environment.

The ACF Certification Commission has recognized a need to update the CMC/CMPC credentials. During the review process, all new applications are on hold. For questions, please send an email to certcommission@acfchefs.org.