ACF offers a variety of programs for all levels, from student to seasoned professional, to support your education, advance your career, earn and maintain ACF certification, and ensure the culinary program you’re attending meets industry standards. With ACF’s recognition programs, you can add value to your courses and events by offering CEHs, verify your culinary program meets industry standards and qualify for federal funding through accreditation.

Find Education Opportunities

Students, learn about the different pathways to earn ACF certification and find a secondary, postsecondary or apprenticeship program that meets ACF’s industry standards. Professionals, enhance your skills and maintain your ACF certification with ACF and ACF-approved courses and programs. Earn a specialized certificate to increase your professional opportunities. Instructors, learn about tools available to support your existing curriculum. Need financial support? Apply for a scholarship or grant.

Earn Program Recognition

Qualify for federal funding and validate your post-secondary and secondary programs with ACFEF accreditation. Add value and verify that your certificate or training program meets industry standards with ACF’s approved status. Increase visibility and attendance for your courses and events by offering CEHs.

Start an ACF Program

If you are looking for a training program for your staff or students, implement an ACF apprenticeship or training program. You will have access to knowledge and skills competencies that are industry-approved. Trainees and apprentices will qualify for ACF certification at the end of the program.