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 Alaska Culinary Association (AK013)

DateNameCityCertification
March 2016Jacqueline P. Pearson, CECSoldotna, AKCEC

Go to top of page ACF Chefs de Cuisine Association of California (CA013)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2016Giovanni J. Delrosario, CEC, HAAC, M.Ed.Wilmington, CACEC

Go to top of page ACF Monterey Bay Chapter (CA083)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2016Donald H. Serrano, CECMelissa, TXCEC

Go to top of page ACF Pikes Peak Chapter Inc (CO023)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2016Thomas Earl Schaefer, CC, CPCColorado Springs, COCC
Thomas Earl Schaefer, CC, CPCColorado Springs, COCPC

Go to top of page Connecticut Chefs Association (CT011)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2016Carl W. Reier, CECManahawkin, NJCEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
March 2016Alan Mark Lazar, CCE, M.EdCoral Springs, FLCCE

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

DateNameCityCertification
March 2016Joseph G. Atkins, CCRoswell, GACC
Sara F. Ray, CECRiverdale, GACEC
August 2016Nancy A. Higgins, CEPC, CCECumming, GACCE

Go to top of page ACF Honolulu Chapter (HI013)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2016John L. Richards, CEC, CWPC, CCAHonolulu, HICEC
John L. Richards, CEC, CWPC, CCAHonolulu, HICWPC
John L. Richards, CEC, CWPC, CCAHonolulu, HICCA
August 2016Henry J. Holthaus, CECHauula, HICEC

Go to top of page Kona-Kohala Chefs Association (HI043)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2016Kathleen A. Chesko, CSCWindsor, CACSC

Go to top of page ACF Chefs & Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland (IL101)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2016Michael H. Garbin, CEC, AACChicago, ILCEC

Go to top of page ACF Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association (MI012)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2016Steven M. Mangan, CECSaline, MICEC
June 2016Paul Alan Marshall, CCChelsea, MICC

Go to top of page ACF of Northwestern Michigan (MI042)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2016Robert A. Rodriguez, CECBellaire, MICEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
June 2016Grant E. Short, CECLinden, MICEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
June 2016Ted C. Hirschi, CEC, CCEKirkwood, MOCCE
Ted C. Hirschi, CEC, CCEKirkwood, MOCEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
March 2016Lawrence E. Jones, CECGreensboro, NCCEC

Go to top of page ACF High Sierra Chefs Association (NV023)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2016Michael A. Norton, CEC, AACReno, NVCEC
July 2016Richard Eugene Ernst, CPCStockton, CACPC

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

DateNameCityCertification
March 2016Jan C. Anderson, CSC, CPCNorth Ridgeville, OHCPC
Jan C. Anderson, CSC, CPCNorth Ridgeville, OHCSC

Go to top of page ACF Akron-Canton Cooks and Chefs Association (OH051)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2016James A. Crea, CECWooster, OHCEC

Go to top of page ACF Pro Chefs Oregon (OR013)

DateNameCityCertification
August 2016Nick A. Geren, CSC, CCEEstacada, ORCSC
Nick A. Geren, CSC, CCEEstacada, ORCCE

Go to top of page ACF Pittsburgh Chapter (PA061)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2016Richard A. Panzera, CEC, CCESewickley, PACEC
Richard A. Panzera, CEC, CCESewickley, PACCE

Go to top of page ACF Susquehanna Valley Chefs Association (PA121)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2016Laura L. Upole, CECShrewsbury, PACEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
April 2016J. Daniel Knerr, CEC, CCA, AACNewport, RICEC
J. Daniel Knerr, CEC, CCA, AACNewport, RICCA

Go to top of page ACF Myrtle Beach Chapter (SC031)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2016Brenda S. Spellman, CCConway, SCCC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Memphis Chapter (TN022)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2016Ernest Sinclair Dickson, CECOlive Branch, MSCEC

Go to top of page Texas Chefs Association (TX012)

DateNameCityCertification
March 2016Charles L. Duit, CEC, AACBeaumont, TXCEC
Jack M. York, III, CEC, AACPalestine, TXCEC
June 2016Darrell Edward Henson, CCCLeander, TXCCC

Go to top of page ACF Professional Chefs Association of Houston (TX042)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2016Fritz Friedrich Gitschner, CMC, AACHouston, TXCMC

Go to top of page ACF Washington State Chefs Association (WA013)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2016Stefanie Branica, CCCSeattle, WACCC

Go to top of page ACF National Member

DateNameCityCertification
April 2016Valerie A. Inman, CCWebster, FLCC
Kevin J. Keating, CEC, CCETallahassee, FLCCE
Kevin J. Keating, CEC, CCETallahassee, FLCEC
May 2016Wilbert L. Davis, Jr., CCColumbus, GACC
August 2016Jennifer L. Solloway, CEPC, CCEOregon House, CACEPC
Paul Zuke, CC, CPCGarland, TXCC
Paul Zuke, CC, CPCGarland, TXCPC

Go to top of page PM300

DateNameCityCertification
April 2016Wendy S. Sanders, CCSandy Springs, GACC

Go to top of page No Chapter Affiliation

DateNameCityCertification
March 2016Albert Brown, Jr., CECOak Park, MICEC
John F. Maas, CEPC, CCECharlotte, NCCEPC
John F. Maas, CEPC, CCECharlotte, NCCCE
April 2016Karen J. Kleinknecht, CCScottsdale, AZCC
May 2016Marilyn A. Mullen, CCCedarburg, WICC
Howard E. Pierceall, CEC, CCESun City, AZCCE
Howard E. Pierceall, CEC, CCESun City, AZCEC
July 2016Dorothy Bosche, CCFountain, COCC
August 2016Susan C. Barnes, CC,CPCLouisville, KYCC
Susan C. Barnes, CC,CPCLouisville, KYCPC
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