2023 awards applications and competition guidelines are now available. The deadline to submit applications is December 31, 2022. Send completed applications to

The deadline to submit the 2023 Chef Educator of the Year application is December 31, 2022. CEHs can be sent as a separate document, but must be attached when sending applications via email to

2023 Presidential Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the Presidential Medallion and Cutting Edge Award. Submittals are due no later than December 31, 2022. Send completed applications to

Career Achievements

The honor of an American Culinary Federation (ACF) award proves skill, knowledge and professionalism in the culinary industry and can further your recognition as a qualified chef. These awards represent the highest honors ACF can bestow.