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ACFEF-Accredited Programs

Accreditation is the primary public symbol of legitimate higher education and that standards of the highest quality are being met. Attending a culinary program that is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education assures that the program is meeting standards for faculty, curriculum and student services and that students are learning and obtaining relevant industry skill competencies.

ACF-Approved Certificate and Training Programs

As culinary education offerings become more competitive, it is important to choose a program that has been validated and recognized by a third party. ACF approval assures that the educational offering clearly defined objectives and is taught by qualified instructors.

ACFEF-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

Participate in an “earn while you learn” approach with an ACFEF-recognized apprenticeship program. Apprentices work full-time under a qualified supervising chef and receive their education online or at a local college and graduate with ACF certification.