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

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Stay Connected

All 18- to 25-year-old members of the American Culinary Federation 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!

Connect with us on social media:

Facebook: @acfycc
Instagram: @acfycc
Snapchat: ACFYCC

2017-2018 Officers

Shayne McCrady, president
Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis Inc.

Ashton Garrett, vice president, Northeast and Southeast regions
ACF Akron-Canton Area Cooks and Chefs Association

Isaac Dominguez, vice president, Central and Western regions
ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association

Idaliana Medina, secretary and treasurer
ACF Rhode Island Chapter