Lifetime Certification

ACF offers Lifetime Certifications to recognize chefs who have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the culinary profession. Lifetime certificants are great leaders in our industry and encourage and motivate others to achieve excellence in the profession.

Lifetime certifications are available for certified chefs who reach the age of 62 or who by the age of 55 are fully retired from the industry. Certified chefs who retire before reaching the age of 55 for disability reasons can also apply. Please complete a PDF Lifetime Certification Application.

Recent Lifetime Certifications

Join ACF in congratulating cooks and chefs who have received lifetime certifications within the past 180 days.

Learn more about certification.

Go to top of page ACF Birmingham Alabama Chapter (AL012)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2016John F. Wilson, CECBirmingham, ALCEC

Go to top of page ACF San Francisco Chapter (CA023)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2016Michael Kalanty, CEPC, CCESan Francisco, CACCE
Michael Kalanty, CEPC, CCESan Francisco, CACEPC

Go to top of page Connecticut Chefs Association (CT011)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2016Kenneth A. Bergeron, CECKensington, CTCEC

Go to top of page ACF Central Florida Chapter (FL021)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2017Steven Jayson, CEC, AACWindermere, FLCEC

Go to top of page ACF Palm Beach County Chefs Association (FL041)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2017Gary D Spitnale, CECFort Lauderdale, FLCEC

Go to top of page ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association Inc (FL051)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2016Clare A. Bailey, CECLakeland, FLCEC

Go to top of page Fort Lauderdale ACF, Inc. (FL061)

DateNameCityCertification
November 2016Rona Moulu, CECFort Lauderdale, FLCEC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Miami Chapter Epicurean Club (FL071)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2017Diane Liles, CCCHollywood, FLCCC

Go to top of page ACF St Augustine Chapter (FL101)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2016Henry Miller, CCElkton, FLCC

Go to top of page ACF Gulf to Lakes Chefs & Cooks Association, Inc (FL201)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2017Robert B. Anderson, CEC, CCECrystal River, FLCEC
Robert B. Anderson, CEC, CCECrystal River, FLCCE

Go to top of page American Culinary Federation (ACF) - Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc. (GA011)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2016John Oechsner, CEPC, CCEAvondale Estates, GACEPC
November 2016Michael Patrick McEvoy, CECLawrenceville, GACEC
December 2016James M. Morris, CCELawrenceville, GACCE
January 2017John Oechsner, CEPC, CCEAvondale Estates, GACCE

Go to top of page ACF of Southeast Iowa (IA023)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2017Robert A. Newell, CECOttumwa, IACEC

Go to top of page ACF Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest (ID053)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2017Robert McDaniel, CECHayden, IDCEC

Go to top of page ACF Louis Joliet Chapter (IL052)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2016Frederick N. Ferrara, CEC, CCEJoliet, ILCCE

Go to top of page ACF Chefs of Northwest Indiana (IN072)

DateNameCityCertification
November 2016Nicolas Luna, CECSchererville, INCEC

Go to top of page ACF Kentucky Chapter (KY012)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2016De'Borah L. Winston, CPCLos Angeles, CACPC

Go to top of page Epicurean Club of Boston (MA041)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2017John R. DiSessa, CEC, AACLeominster, MACEC

Go to top of page ACF Flint / Saginaw Valley Chapter (MI052)

DateNameCityCertification
October 2016John Zelko, CEC, AACBurton, MICEC

Go to top of page Chefs de Cuisine Association of St Louis Inc (MO012)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2016Thomas R. Elkin, CEC, AACSaint Louis, MOCEC
Robert E. Wilson, CEC, CCEMc Leansboro, ILCEC
Robert E. Wilson, CEC, CCEMc Leansboro, ILCCE

Go to top of page ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association (MO022)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2017Christian "Kit" Kiefer, CEC, CCE, AACKansas City, MOCEC
Christian "Kit" Kiefer, CEC, CCE, AACKansas City, MOCCE

Go to top of page ACF North Carolina Chapter (NC001)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2016Jeffrey A. Piccirillo, CECWeaverville, NCCEC

Go to top of page ACF Professional Chefs of New Hampshire (NH021)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2017Elaine A. VanDyke, CCEKingston, NHCCE

Go to top of page ACF Piscataqua Chapter (NH041)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2016Charles A. Limoggio, CECBrunswick, MECEC

Go to top of page The ACF Jersey Shore Chefs Association (NJ051)

DateNameCityCertification
January 2017Hassan A. Mohamed, CECJackson, NJCEC

Go to top of page ACF Cleveland Chapter Inc (OH011)

DateNameCityCertification
November 2016James D. Perko, CEC, AACBrecksville, OHCEC
December 2016James L. Miller, CEC, AACMentor, OHCEC

Go to top of page ACF Columbus Chapter (OH021)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2017Thomas L. Douglas, CECBlacklick, OHCEC

Go to top of page ACF Laurel Highlands Chapter (PA021)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2016Patrick J. Joyce, CECPittsburgh, PACEC

Go to top of page ACF Rhode Island Chapter (RI011)

DateNameCityCertification
December 2016Robert W. Zielinski, CEPCSmithfield, RICEPC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Smoky Mountain Chapter (TN032)

DateNameCityCertification
February 2017Catherine M. Hallman, CEPCSevierville, TNCEPC

Go to top of page Texas Chefs Association (TX012)

DateNameCityCertification
October 2016Pablo Guerrero, CECAustin, TXCEC
December 2016Leslie L. Bartosh, CECLeague City, TXCEC

Go to top of page ACF National Member

DateNameCityCertification
September 2016Kenneth S. Young, CECSouth Portland, MECEC
February 2017Paul S. Bowles, CCCMissoula, MTCCC

Go to top of page No Chapter Affiliation

DateNameCityCertification
September 2016Kevin A. Fallen, CECBuxton, MECEC
Donald T. Gardner, Jr., CSCMount Pleasant, SCCSC
Ketly Dieudonne Pierre, CEC, CEPC, CCEHollywood, FLCEPC
October 2016George Labody-Gunyho, CECWest Hartford, CTCEC
December 2016David W Miller, CEPCBirch Run, MICEPC
January 2017Frank A. Terranova, CECCranston, RICEC
February 2017Bruce C. Deeble, CEC, AACShavertown, PACEC
James Alan Huber, CECSaint Louis, MOCEC
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