ACF Young Chefs Club
Be part of an exciting group of emerging culinary professionals!
The ACF Young Chefs Club (YCC) objective is to provide opportunities for young chefs across the U.S. to connect, learn and share! Here is what you can expect:
- Education tracks for young chefs at ACF events
- YCC Culinary Throwdown at Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show
- Professional development webinars
- Tips and idea sharing through blogs, newsletter and social media
Help us help you by taking this survey. We want to hear your ideas for upcoming events and networking opportunities, and better understand your interests.
Have a question or suggestion for an activity? Email us at ACFYCC@acfchefs.net.
ACF Young Chef of the Month
Apply today to become the next “ACF Young Chef of the Month” and earn more than just bragging rights. As a Young Chef of the Month, you will receive a FREE education badge to an ACF ChefConnect or Cook. Craft. Create. event of your choice. Some of your photos and articles will be published on ACF’s blog and social media. Not to mention, “ACF Young Chef of the Month” will look great on your resume!
Each month will focus on a different topic. You must be an active ACF member age 25 or under to qualify. Submission deadline is the 15th of each respective month.
January 2018 - Mentorship
Sarah Dilling, Achille, Oklahoma, Texas Chefs Association
Chef Joanna Bryant was the first person that I met when I started my culinary education at Grayson College. Not only has she trained me so that I can ever improve in the kitchen, but she helped create the path for me to enter college early. I was home schooled on a farm in Oklahoma and graduated high school at 15. When I was fourteen, she worked with the College Board to allow younger students to enter the program. Now thanks to her, I will have a Culinary AAS and Hospitality Management AAS degree at the age of eighteen. More.
Young Chef News and Resources
Social media contest!
Take a picture of how you use the ACF Ingredient of the Month and enter the photo contest on our Facebook page.
Ingredient of the Month
Each month, a new ingredient is featured on www.acfchefs.org/IOTM with information for chefs to incorporate into their menus and in community events.
Food Trends and Techniques
Visit ACF’s online resource center with articles and videos on food trends and techniques.
Culinary-related Career Guide
Learn about different career options with this article.
View a collection of recipes from ACF chefs.
All members of the American Culinary Federation age 25 and under are automatically part of the YCC. Make sure the email address in your ACF member profile is current to receive information about upcoming web-based and live events. We want to keep you informed about all the exciting activities we are planning for ACFYCC in 2017!
If you are not yet an ACF member, please submit your membership application today!
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