American Academy of Chefs®

The honor society of ACF, the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) represents the highest standards of professionalism in the organization, society and industry. The Academy’s primary mission is to promote the education of all culinarians by mentoring culinarians, awarding scholarships to students seeking a future in the culinary industry, and by providing grants to professional working chefs looking to further their career.


Find information about and register for AAC & ACF’s upcoming events!

AAC Application - Become a Fellow

Become a fellow of the prestigious honor society.

Board & Committees

Meet the members.

Awards & Recognition

AAC recognizes those who put time and effort towards furthering the culinary industry through a prestigious awards program.

Hall of Fame

AAC Fellows who are recognized for their accomplishments and extraordinary contributions to ACF, AAC, and the culinary profession over a lifetime.


Each year we offer a limited number of scholarships to give exemplary culinary students or professionals a chance to improve their skills.

Support Our Mission

Help the Academy to fulfill its mission.

Become a Sponsor

Showcase your company in front of this highly esteemed society of professional chefs during our annual events. Gain access to the buying power and influence this esteemed group represents.