Competitions play a vital role in culinary arts as they continually
raise the standards of culinary excellence. There is no better way for a
culinarian to hone their craft than by putting their skills and
knowledge to the test in a competitive format.
Participation in ACF approved competitions will also earn you continuing
education hours for ACF certification.
ACF is hosting a competition seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 15, 2023. Participants will gain an understanding of not only judging criteria but also best practices in the competition kitchen and tactics that consistently reach the highest place at the podium. All Worldchefs certified judges are required to attend a competition seminar every five years, and attending a competition seminar is a mandatory requirement for aspiring Worldchefs certified judges.
ACF Competition Calendar
ACF Competition Manuals
Add Credibility to Your Competition
your competition with ACF.
ACF Culinary Knowledge bowl
Join us during the 2023 ACF National Convention, July 17–19, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana, for a “jeopardy-style” competition covering topics such as nutrition, baking, safety and sanitation, and the arts of classical and modern cooking. More
Each year, four student teams prove themselves worthy of a greater
challenge—the ACF Student Team Championship.
ACF Culinary Team USA
ACF Culinary Team USA exemplifies professionalism and creativity in
major international culinary competitions. More
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