ACF Culinary Knowledge Bowl

Showcase your school’s culinary program at the 2024 ACF Knowledge Bowl Competition during the ACF National Convention, July 14–17, 2024, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Student teams compete in a “Jeopardy”-style competition with questions covering topics on cooking techniques, nutrition, baking/pastry and safety/sanitation.

Deadline to apply is June 15, 2024.

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Practice, practice, practice! Get ready for the competition with our Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl 2024 Practice Edition. This edition features eight preloaded game boards with questions from the new Knowledge Bowl reference materials, as well as customizable game boards. Purchase your copy today from the ACF Online Learning Center!

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, North Carolina

“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

2023 National Winner

  • Guilford Technical Community College

View Past Winners