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!

  • Carefully review the CMC Segment 1 and Segment 2 handbooks to understand the requirements and practical exam guidelines.
  • Get an idea of what to expect: 2019 Exam
  • Submit the pre-approval application with payment and documentation.
  • Join the CMC cohort group!
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

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:

  • CMC chef mentors
  • Private FB group
  • Preparation Webinars
  • Hands-on training opportunities