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ACF Culinary Team USA

The ACF Culinary Team USA is the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions. There are three divisions that make up the official team: national, youth and military. A new team is selected every four years. Participants dedicate their time to train, practice and compete together culminating with the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), commonly referred to as the "culinary Olympics," in Erfurt, Germany in 2020.


Reimund Pitz, CEC, CCE, AAC, of Orlando, Florida, has been named the 2020 ACF Culinary Team USA manager and J. Kevin Storm, CEC, CCA, AAC, of St. Louis, Missouri, has been selected as assistant manager. Both chefs are accomplished competitors and have earned numerous medals in national and international competitions. Thirteen additional chefs will join Pitz and Storm to lead and manage ACF Culinary Team USA’s quest for the gold. Read the press release for more details.

Apply to Join ACF Culinary Youth Team USA 2020

Applications are currently being accepted for ACF Culinary Youth Team USA 2020. Each team member cannot be older than 23 years of age on the qualifying date of November 1, 2020. For more information on the selection process, view the presentation here. Applications must be received by December 1, 2017.