Test Your Knowledge

Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl

Qualifying

Showcase your culinary expertise by becoming the next national champion in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl. The competition is open to ACF members of all levels. A written test that consists of multiple choice questions is used to determine the top six teams to go on from each region. Those teams will compete in a "Jeopardy"-style competition with questions covering topics such as nutrition, baking, culinary math, safety and sanitation, and the arts of classical and modern cooking.

Official Rules and Guidelines

Register your team now.

New reference materials:

Practice, practice, practice! Get ready for the competition with our Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl – 2017 Practice Edition. This edition features 12 pre-loaded game boards with questions used in previous knowledge bowl competitions, as well as 12 customizable game boards. Purchase your copy today!

For more information, call (800) 624-9458 or email knowledgebowl@acfchefs.net.

Why Compete?

"It has helped develop teamwork, memory retention, improved academics, and culinary education, not to mention the resources and connections made during the ACF conferences."
Patrick Sanecki, coach, Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, N.C.

"It encourages teamwork, learning, and passion throughout practices and during the competition week."
Joanna Bryant, coach, Grayson College, Denison, Texas

"I know that our students are very proud of participating in the Knowledge Bowl, and I believe that it instills a work ethic and confidence in them that they might not get otherwise."
Meghan Roddy, CEPC, coach, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

2019 Regional Winners

Central - Culinary Institute of Michigan, Muskegon, Michigan
Northeast - Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Southeast - ACF Southwestern Virginia Chapter, Roanoke, Virginia
Western - Utah Valley University Culinary Arts Institute, Orem, Utah

View Past Winners