ACF Culinary Team USA

ACF Culinary Team USA

ACF Culinary Team USA represents the United States on the global stage, showcasing American chefs, cuisine and products to the world. In 2016, the national team ranked fourth in the world overall and won three gold medals in the 24th Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) International Culinary Exhibition, commonly known as the "culinary Olympics," Oct. 22-25, in Erfurt, Germany. Two of the ACF Culinary USA teams - national and youth - finished in the top 10, while the military team won four gold medals and two bronze medals, proving American cuisine is among the best in the world.

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Whole Life Challenge/Culinary Team USA Fundraiser

April 15-May 25, 2018
Register at:
Cost: $39 (until March 28) | $49 (after March 28)
A portion of the registration fees support ACF Culinary Team USA

ACF has partnered with Whole Life Challenge to offer a Health Challenge/Culinary Team USA Fundraiser from April 15-May 25, 2018.

Improve your health with this six-week, habit-changing experience where you will focus daily on seven habits: nutrition, exercise, mobility, sleep, hydration, lifestyle practices, and reflection. With easy-to-use online tools via a smartphone app or computer, you will be able to monitor your performance and engage in communication feeds to provide each other with encouragement and motivation.

Join your ACF regional team and race for the top of the leaderboard. Points are earned for achieving your goals in the seven habits. Prizes will be awarded to the top-placing members in each region, including a private training session with Eric the Trainer at Cook. Craft. Create. in New Orleans, July 15-19, 2018.

Meet the Chefs

Team chefs dedicate their time to train, practice and compete together. Meet the chefs that have been selected to be a part of ACF Culinary Team USA.

Help ACF Culinary Team USA Go for Gold!

Support the next team of passionate members as they generously dedicate their time and energy to represent American chefs and cuisine in international competitions. Share the vision and be part of the journey. Make a donation or become a sponsor. Sponsorship offers positioning and branding opportunities.

Meet 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.