Test Your Knowledge

Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl


Showcase your culinary program by becoming the next national champion in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl. The competition is open to teams from ACF chapters, ACF apprenticeship programs and accredited American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) institutions. Teams 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.

*As of 2020, both regional and national competitions will take place at the ACF National Convention. More details to come in the following weeks.

2019 Secondary Competition - NEW!

The secondary competition is open to teams sponsored by an ACF chapter or an ACFEF certified secondary program and will take place during Cook. Craft. Create. ACF Convention & Show in Orlando, August 4-8, 2019. Application and rules will be available by Oct. 15, 2018.

All registered secondary teams will receive a complimentary Practice Edition game to prepare.

2019 Postsecondary Competition

This competition is open to teams sponsored by an ACF chapter, ACFEF apprenticeship program or ACFEF accredited post-secondary program. Teams compete at their respective ACF regional conferences. The team winners of the regional competitions advance to the final championship competition held at ACF's national convention. Registration deadline is Nov. 30, 2018.

Practice, practice, practice! Get ready for the competition with our new 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. Students are excited to gain more and more culinary knowledge throughout the process!"
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