Certified Master Chef®

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

ACF Certification Requirement

  • Current CEC® or CCE® with special permission.

Mandatory Course Requirement:

  • 30 Hour Wine Course
  • 30 Hour Human Resource Management Course
  • 30 Hour Advanced Sanitation Course
  • 30 Hour Cost Control Management Course

Additional Requirements:

  • Letter of financial support
  • Letter of support from one Current CMC®

Accept the Challenge!

Certified Master Chef® Candidate Handbook - Segment 1

Certified Master Chef® Candidate Handbook - Segment 1

Certified Master Chef® Candidate Handbook - Segment 2

Certified Master Chef® Candidate Handbook - Segment 2

CMC Cohort Group

In partnership with the American Master Chefs Order

There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others." ~George Shinn

Join this group of elite chefs and train together to earn Certified Master Chef status. Upon approval of your pre-approval application, you will gain access to:


Upcoming CMC Exam Dates:

  • March 18-22, 2021 at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan
    Register for the exam.
  • October 2021 (tentative)