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.
Candidate must supply documentation verifying completion of:
- 75 hours of culinary-related/baking and pastry-related course content to include 15 hours in safety and sanitation and 15 hours in culinary nutrition
- 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
- ACF 300 Hour Training Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 624-9458 to register.
For more information, including exam outline, required competencies and sample questions, download the reference guide.