General Questions

What is an ACF ChefConnect?

The American Culinary Federation’s ChefConnect events are regional conferences featuring education, networking, Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl competitions, and a forum for ACF chapters hosted by the regional Vice Presidents.

What is the ACF Virtual Convention?

We can’t meet together in person this year, so come have a seat with us VIRTUALLY!

Experience new flavors, trends, and world cuisines as we virtually travel around the globe. Join top chefs, culinary thought leaders and foodservice industry experts, as they share the inspiration behind their favorite dishes. Expand your palate and mind by attending these can't miss demos, discussions, and interactive presentations which have been curated to define the plates of the future in the presence of our homes.

Who attends ACF events?

Chefs from all fields including pastry, restaurants, research, corporate, education and more gather with their peers and suppliers at our regional conferences and national convention. ACF events are open to ACF members at a discounted rate. Non-members are invited to attend as well.

When and where are the ACF events?

Why should I attend?

As an attendee of an ACF event you are provided with the latest information on culinary innovations, networking opportunities for building strategic businesses partnerships, educational seminars and demos, trade shows and social functions. Most of these functions are applicable towards continuing education hours.

ChefConnect builds relationships with other professionals in your area while engaging in educational functions. Cook. Craft. Create. draws professionals from around the U.S. for a true look at the trends throughout the country and includes numerous professional development opportunities.

What is the attire at the events?

During the day, please dress in business attire or professional chef attire (i.e. chef coat). Formal attire is required for the American Academy of Chefs Dinner and preferred at the Galas.

Are there any AAC functions during the events?

An American Academy of Chefs (AAC) dinner as well as members meetings are held at the events. Please visit the AAC page for details.

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