ACF Culinary Knowledge Bowl

This year’s ACF Culinary Knowledge Bowl will be a Special Edition with individuals playing against each other in a single-elimination “Jeopardy”-style competition. No formal rules and guidelines—just fun, something we all need right now!

The competition is open to ACF members of all levels, from student to professional, with questions covering topics such as nutrition, baking, safety and sanitation, and the arts of classical and modern cooking.

Compete for bragging rights and the chance to win a $500 professional development grant or scholarship. All participants will receive one continuing education hour.

Students - the American Academy of Chefs is offering additional scholarships for you! The students with the top three highest game scores will receive:

  • Highest score - $500
  • Second highest sore - $400
  • Third highest score - $300

ACF National Convention
Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla.
Tuesday, August 3, 1–4 p.m.
Entry fee: $20

Registration deadline: July 15, 2021
No refunds. All proceeds will go to the ACFEF scholarship fund.

Register TODAY

Practice, practice, practice! Get ready for the competition with our Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl – 2020 Practice Edition. This edition features 8 pre-loaded game boards with questions from the new Knowledge Bowl reference materials, as well as customizable game boards. Purchase your copy today!

For more information, call (800) 624-9458 or email

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 National Winner

Central - Culinary Institute of Michigan, Muskegon, Michigan

View Past Winners