Lifetime Certification

ACF offers Lifetime Certifications to recognize chefs who have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the culinary profession. Lifetime certificants are great leaders in our industry and encourage and motivate others to achieve excellence in the profession.

Lifetime certifications are available for certified chefs who reach the age of 62 or who by the age of 55 are fully retired from the industry. Certified chefs who retire before reaching the age of 55 for disability reasons can also apply. Please complete a PDF Lifetime Certification Application.

Recent Lifetime Certifications

Join ACF in congratulating cooks and chefs who have received lifetime certifications within the past 180 days.

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ACF Central Arkansas Cooks Association, Inc. (AR012)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Edward J. Hornyak, III, CEC, AACEureka Springs, ARCEC

ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California (CA013)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Daniel A. Drumlake, CEC, CCE, CCA, AACSylmar, CACCE

ACF San Francisco Chapter (CA023)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017Henry Charles Vortriede, CECOakland, CACEC

Chefs de Cuisine Association of San Diego (CA063)

DateNameCityCertification
March 2018Bradley L. Peters, CCC, CCERedding, CACCE
Bradley L. Peters, CCC, CCERedding, CACCC

Connecticut Chefs Association (CT011)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2018Jeffrey A. Rheiner, CEC, AACWest Hartford, CTCEC
February 2018William C. Apicerno, CECManchester, CTCEC

Delmarva Chefs & Cooks Association (DE011)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2018Mark S. Mayers, CEC, AACBerlin, MDCEC

ACF First State Chefs Association (DE021)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2018Keith J. Miller, CECWoodstown, NJCEC

ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association Inc (FL051)

DateNameCityCertification
March 2018Stephen M. Afflixio, CEC, AACTampa, FLCEC
Nancy Floyd, CCTampa, FLCC

ACF Greater Miami Chapter Epicurean Club (FL071)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2018Paul E. Galadza, CECMiami, FLCEC

ACF St Augustine Chapter (FL101)

DateNameCityCertification
March 2018Phillip M. Brown, CSCSaint Johns, FLCSC
April 2018Randy B. Green, CEC, CEPC, CCEJacksonville Beach, FLCCE
Randy B. Green, CEC, CEPC, CCEJacksonville Beach, FLCEC
Pamela Mirelson, CCSaint Augustine, FLCC
Robert N. Mirelson, CCSaint Augustine, FLCC
Derek Stephen Rivers, CECSaint Johns, FLCEC

ACF Sarasota Bay Chefs Association (FL131)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2018Gary W. Hild, CECPunta Gorda, FLCEC

American Culinary Federation (ACF) - Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc. (GA011)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Patrick Boutier, CEC, CCAAtlanta, GACEC
March 2018Michael P. Bologna, CEC, CCE, AACWoodstock, GACCE
Ray Farmer, CECAtlanta, GACEC

ACF Honolulu Chapter (HI013)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017Gale E. O'Malley, CEPC, AACHonolulu, HICEPC

ACF of Iowa (IA022)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Melanie Bower, CCDes Moines, IACC

ACF Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest (ID053)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Robert A. Lombardi, CEC, CEPC, CCE, AACOtis Orchards, WACEC
Robert A. Lombardi, CEC, CEPC, CCE, AACOtis Orchards, WACCE
Robert A. Lombardi, CEC, CEPC, CCE, AACOtis Orchards, WACEPC

ACF Chefs & Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland (IL101)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017Joe Aiello, CEC, AACSchiller Park, ILCEC

ACF Ft Wayne Professional Chefs Association (IN022)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017Cheryl A. Hitzemann, CEPCRoanoke, INCEPC

ACF Kentucky Chapter (KY012)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2018Brenda W Harrington, CCEWinchester, KYCCE

ACF New Orleans Chapter (LA012)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2018Marshall D. Welsh, CECThibodaux, LACEC

ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association (MI012)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017Jeffrey M. Gabriel, CMCFarmington, MICMC
March 2018Nancy R. Davis, CC, CPCArmada, MICC
Nancy R. Davis, CC, CPCArmada, MICPC

ACF Capital Professional Chefs & Cooks Association of Greater Lansing Michigan (MI022)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018James A. Cummings, CCCLansing, MICCC

ACF Greater Grand Rapids Chefs Association (MI032)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Michael D. Whitman, CECLowell, MICEC
March 2018Brian Brookman, CECAlto, MICEC

Upper Michigan Chapter of the ACF (MI062)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017Robin J. Holmes, CECEscanaba, MICEC

Chefs de Cuisine Association of St Louis Inc (MO012)

DateNameCityCertification
March 2018John E. Bogacki, CEC, CCE, AACSaint Louis, MOCEC
John E. Bogacki, CEC, CCE, AACSaint Louis, MOCCE

ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association (MO022)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2018Gregory M. Oliver, CECLenexa, KSCEC

American Culinary Federation Chefs of Charlotte Inc. (NC011)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Susan Yelliott-Batten, CEC, CCECharlotte, NCCEC
Susan Yelliott-Batten, CEC, CCECharlotte, NCCCE

ACF Chefs Las Vegas (NV013)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Heinz Lauer, CECLas Vegas, NVCEC

ACF Professional Chefs / Cooks Assn of Rochester (NY051)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017David J. Regan, CECRochester, NYCEC
May 2018Bradley D. Butler, CECPittsford, NYCEC

ACF of Greater Buffalo New York (NY061)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2018Mark G. Wright, CEC, AACBuffalo, NYCEC

ACF Syracuse New York Chapter (NY121)

DateNameCityCertification
March 2018Anthony J. Kveragas, CEC, CCAIthaca, NYCEC

ACF Chefs and Cooks of the Catskill Mountains (NY161)

DateNameCityCertification
March 2018Gerard J. Murphy, CEC, CCEAndes, NYCCE
Gerard J. Murphy, CEC, CCEAndes, NYCEC

ACF Long Island Chapter (NY191)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2018Robert Ellinger, CEPCPort Washington, NYCEPC

ACF Columbus Chapter (OH021)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018John T. Edwards, CECPlain City, OHCEC
April 2018Linda S. Meoak, CECColumbus, OHCEC
May 2018James Taylor, CEC, AAC, MBAGrove City, OHCEC

ACF Akron-Canton Cooks and Chefs Association (OH051)

DateNameCityCertification
March 2018Alice M. Frame, CPCAkron, OHCPC

ACF Culinary Arts of Oklahoma (OK032)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Mark Cochran, CEC, CCA, AACEdmond, OKCEC
Mark Cochran, CEC, CCA, AACEdmond, OKCCA

ACF Pro Chefs Oregon (OR013)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017David Kenui Ching, CCCSherwood, ORCCC

ACF Greater Charleston South Carolina Chapter (SC011)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2018Stephen J. Boyle, CCCCharleston, SCCCC

ACF Upstate South Carolina Chapter (SC021)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Brenda T. Buchik, CCTaylors, SCCC

ACF Middle Tennessee Chapter (TN012)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2018Michael E. Adams, CECMadison, TNCEC

Texas Chefs Association (TX012)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2018Patrick B. Hershorn, CECDallas, TXCEC

ACF Washington State Chefs Association (WA013)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2018Daniel Martinson, CCEOlympia, WACCE

ACF National Member

DateNameCityCertification
January 2018Bob Glatt, CEC, CCEBurien, WACEC
Bob Glatt, CEC, CCEBurien, WACCE
February 2018Michael L. Weeks, CEPCCathedral City, CACEPC
James E. White, CECEvansville, INCEC
March 2018Joseph T. O'Donnell, CECKrum, TXCEC
April 2018Jaime O. Arias, CCHeber, CACC
May 2018Antonio Boies, CECSlidell, LACEC

PM300

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017Christopher R. Brunsberg, CECPlymouth, MNCEC

No Chapter Affiliation

DateNameCityCertification
December 2017Lucille J. Banker, CSCWaterford, MICSC
Donald Eagle, CECNew City, NYCEC
March 2018Robin L. Anderson, CCCWellman, IACCC
Jeffrey P. Miller, CECFort Collins, COCEC
Wendy R. Roskin, CCCAltadena, CACCC
Mitchell Watford, CEC, CCEHaymarket, VACEC
Mitchell Watford, CEC, CCEHaymarket, VACCE
May 2018Douglas G. Salgado, CCLiberty Twp, OHCC