ACFEF Certificate of Culinary Essentials

The ACFEF Certificate of Culinary Essentials demonstrates a student’s proficiency in industry-standard competencies and aligns with ACF’s Certified Fundamental Cook certification. Upon successfully passing the Certificate of Culinary Essentials exam, the student is eligible to attempt the ACF Certified Fundamental Cook® (CFC®) written and practical exams.

Once eligibility has been confirmed, the student will receive an email to purchase the exam from ACF’s Online Learning Center at www.acfchefs.org/LEARN.

Eligibility

Candidate must supply documentation verifying completion of:

  • 30 hours in safety and sanitation, culinary nutrition, introduction to foodservice
OR
  • Three full semesters of education from a secondary or post-secondary culinary program to include in the curriculum: safety and sanitation, culinary nutrition and introduction to foodservice with minimum grade of C or better
OR
  • ACF 300 Hour Training Program

Instructors

If you are an instructor for a culinary-related certificate, training or secondary program, use the ACFEF Certificate of Culinary Essentials as your end-of-program exam and give your students a meaningful achievement that will help them in the job market. Contact the ACF professional development at educate@acfchefs.net or (800) 624-9458 to register.

Price

          ACF members/partners
$35
 
 
          Non-members
$45
 
 

Reference Guide

For more information, including exam outline, required competencies and sample questions, download the reference guide.