ACF Culinary Team USA ACF Culinary Team USA

American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary National Team USA 2016 earned the top score and the overall gold medal in culinary art in the cold-food competition at the 24th Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) International Culinary Exhibition, commonly known as the "culinary Olympics," Oct. 22-25, in Erfurt, Germany. Overall, the team ranked fourth in the world among 30 national teams and brought home three gold medals. Singapore, Finland and Switzerland placed first, second and third, respectively. For more information about IKA, view the press release and event photos.

2016 Culinary National Team USA Standings
2016 Culinary National Team USA

ACF Culinary Team USA

ACF Culinary Youth Team USA, all 25 years or younger, showed exceptional teamwork, vision and professionalism. The team was awarded silver medals for its edible buffet and hot-food kitchen. Overall, the youth team placed seventh out of 19 competing countries. Sweden, Switzerland and Norway placed first, second and third, respectively.

2016 Culinary Youth Team USA Standings
2016 Culinary Youth Team USA

ACF Culinary Youth Team USA

The military team, U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team, earned four gold medals and one bronze in the regional cold-food competition for a silver medal overall to rank 18th out of 52 countries. The team also earned a bronze medal in catering, earning 12th place out of 19 countries.

2016 U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team Standings
2016 U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team

U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team

The Team Behind the Team

The success of ACF Culinary Team USA depends on more than just the team members. Managers, coaches and advisors play a vital part. Learn More