Current Events

Sunday, March 19–Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - Team Practice

St. Louis Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri

Recent Events

Sunday, February 19–Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - Team Practice

Utah Valley University, Salt Lake City, Utah

Sunday, January 29–Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - Team Practice

Middleby Innovation Kitchens, The Colony, Texas

Thursday, November 24–Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - Culinary World Cup

ACF Culinary Team USA competed Sunday, November 27, for RON and Wednesday, November 30, for Chef’s Table.

The Culinary World Cup is one of the largest and most important cooking competitions in the world with an excellent reputation.

The competitors competed within five days and produced their three-course menus in one of the eight kitchens set up for the competition—often after months of rehearsals to ensure the success of the event.

The Team was successful in bringing home a silver medal. Congratulations!

Sunday, November 6–Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - Team Practice

Brightwater - NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, Arkansas

Sunday, October 16–Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - Team Practice

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon

Sunday, September 18–Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - Team Practice

Madison Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin

Sunday, August 14–Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Team Practice

Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, Missouri

Sunday, July 24 & Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - Team Practice

Hospitality Dept Z1A - College of Southern Nevada

Monday, July 25, 2022

ACF National Convention Welcome Reception

Sunday, June 5–Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - Team Practice

Middleby Innovation Kitchens, The Colony, Texas

Sunday, May 15–Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Team Practice

Middleby Innovation Kitchens, The Colony, Texas

Sunday, April 3–Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - Team Practice

Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska

Sunday, March 6–Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - Team Practice

Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, Virginia

Sunday, February 6–Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - Team Practice

Utah Valley University, Salt Lake City, Utah

ACF Culinary Team USA Gears Up for 2024 Competitions

ACF Culinary Team USA held its first two practices late last year, with more planned for the coming months in preparation for the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg this year and the 2024 IKA, informally known as the “culinary Olympics,” in Stuttgart, Germany. Full Article

Sunday, January 9–Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Team Practice - Canceled

Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina

Sunday, November 7–Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - Team Practice

Brightwater - Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, Arkansas

Brightwater to host “culinary Olympics” practice sessions for ACF Culinary Team USA

The Brightwater Center at Northwest Arkansas Community College will host practice sessions for ACF Culinary Team USA as they prepare for the 2024 IKA or “culinary Olympics.” Full Article

Sunday, October 3–Thursday, October 7, 2021 - Team Practice

ACF Culinary Team USA sets up shop at SWOCC to prepare for coming competitions

ACF Culinary Team USA is meeting and practicing for the first time and it’s happening in Coos Bay. Full Article


Logan Christensen, Ted Polfelt, Timothy Recher, Dan Holtgrave, James Storm, and Troman Avendio Felizmenio standing near Pacific Ocean on Oregon coastline
ACF Culinary Team USA 2024 in Oregon, October 2021. From left to right: Logan M. Christensen, CEC; Ted Polfelt, CEC, CCA, AAC; Timothy D. Recher, CEC, AAC; Dan Holtgrave, CEC; James K. Storm; and Troman Avenido Felizmenio.