ACF Culinary Knowledge Bowl

Join us during the 2023 ACF National Convention, July 16–19, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This “jeopardy-style” 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.

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2023.

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

Practice, practice, practice! Get ready for the competition with our Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl 2023 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!

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

2019 National Winner

Central - Culinary Institute of Michigan, Muskegon, Michigan

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