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 Chefs Association of Arizona, Inc. (AZ033)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017Carlton W. Brooks, CEPC, CCE, AACMesa, AZCEPC
Carlton W. Brooks, CEPC, CCE, AACMesa, AZCCE

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

DateNameCityCertification
May 2017Gregg F. Nelson, CECTiburon, CACEC
July 2017Brenda E. Anderson Lanoue, CECNovato, CACEC

Go to top of page ACF Colorado Chefs Association (CO013)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Terry Watson, CEPCEvergreen, COCEPC

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

DateNameCityCertification
May 2017Jacqueline Hamilton, CEC, AACColorado Springs, COCEC
September 2017Kathy M. Anderson, CCColorado Springs, COCC

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

DateNameCityCertification
May 2017Mary A. Pepka, CEPC, CCELake Wales, FLCEPC
Mary A. Pepka, CEPC, CCELake Wales, FLCCE

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

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017David J. Pantone, CEC, CEPC, CCE, AACRoyal Palm Beach, FLCEPC
David J. Pantone, CEC, CEPC, CCE, AACRoyal Palm Beach, FLCCE
David J. Pantone, CEC, CEPC, CCE, AACRoyal Palm Beach, FLCEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017V. Paul Citrullo, Jr., CEC, CCERiceville, TNCEC
V. Paul Citrullo, Jr., CEC, CCERiceville, TNCCE

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

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Anthony Joel Lowman, II, CCC, CCEJacksonville, FLCCE
Anthony Joel Lowman, II, CCC, CCEJacksonville, FLCCC

Go to top of page ACF Treasure Coast Chapter (FL121)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Michael E. Barbato, Jr., CECStuart, FLCEC
September 2017David T. Adhin, CECPort Saint Lucie, FLCEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017John C. Betts, CEC, CCEOcklawaha, FLCEC
John C. Betts, CEC, CCEOcklawaha, FLCCE

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

DateNameCityCertification
September 2017Michael Anthony Deihl, CEC, CCA, AACAtlanta, GACEC

Go to top of page ACF East Central Indiana Chapter (IN092)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2017Riley S. Groover, CCCAnderson, INCCC

Go to top of page ACF Wichita Area Chapter (KS012)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2017James R. Nicholas, CECAndover, KSCEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Douglas C. Patten, CEC, CCA, AACTewksbury, MACEC
Douglas C. Patten, CEC, CCA, AACTewksbury, MACCA

Go to top of page ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter Inc (MD051)

DateNameCityCertification
August 2017Yooravat Kardmai, CECNottingham, MDCEC

Go to top of page ACF Capital Professional Chefs & Cooks Association of Greater Lansing Michigan (MI022)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017James K. O'Brien, CECMason, MICEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017George J. Singleton, Jr., CCSaint Louis, MOCC

Go to top of page ACF Springfield / Branson Chefs Association (MO042)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017Deby D. Inskeep, CCMarshfield, MOCC
Deborah Stinnett, CCSpringfield, MOCC

Go to top of page White Mountains of NH Chapter (NH011)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2017Brian M. Coffey, CEC, AACBartlett, NHCEC

Go to top of page ACF of Greater Buffalo New York (NY061)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017Michael P. Joseph, CECWilliamsville, NYCEC

Go to top of page ACF Long Island Chapter (NY191)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017Christopher Neary, CEC, CCA, AACEast Rockaway, NYCCA

Go to top of page ACF Columbus Chapter (OH021)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017C. David Wolf, CEC, AACHilliard, OHCEC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Cincinnati Chapter (OH031)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017Steven M. Nolan, CECCincinnati, OHCEC
Jeffrey A. Sheldon, CCENorwood, OHCCE

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

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017James A Martin, CEC, CCAAkron, OHCEC
James A Martin, CEC, CCAAkron, OHCCA

Go to top of page ACF Greater Dayton Chapter (OH061)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017Patricia A. Deal, CEPCVandalia, OHCEPC
July 2017George M. Sideras, CEC, AACKettering, OHCEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
May 2017John Morris, CECLake Oswego, ORCEC

Go to top of page ACF Philadelphia (PA041)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017Gary Matthew Murphy, CCENorristown, PACCE
May 2017Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, CCA, AACPlymouth Meeting, PACEC
Thomas J. Macrina, CEC, CCA, AACPlymouth Meeting, PACCA
July 2017Mark C. Gage, CEC, CSCEChalfont, PACEC
Mark C. Gage, CEC, CSCEChalfont, PACSCE
September 2017Earl R. Arrowood, Jr., CCC, CCE, AACDoylestown, PACCC
Earl R. Arrowood, Jr., CCC, CCE, AACDoylestown, PACCE

Go to top of page ACF Professional Chefs of Northeast Pennsylvania (PA051)

DateNameCityCertification
September 2017Susan G. Richter, CWPCClarks Summit, PACWPC

Go to top of page ACF Pittsburgh Chapter (PA061)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017Arthur Inzinga, CEC, CCE, AACPittsburgh, PACEC
Arthur Inzinga, CEC, CCE, AACPittsburgh, PACCE

Go to top of page ACF Conemaugh Valley Culinary Association (PA111)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Thomas M. Chulick, CECJohnstown, PACEC

Go to top of page ACF Harrisburg Chapter (PA181)

DateNameCityCertification
July 2017Elmer E. Byrem, CCLemoyne, PACC

Go to top of page ACF Greater Charleston South Carolina Chapter (SC011)

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017James P. McCallister, CEC, AACCharleston, SCCEC

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

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017Terry E. Barbour, CCCordova, TNCC

Go to top of page Texas Chefs Association (TX012)

DateNameCityCertification
May 2017Michael Richard Mudrone, CEC, AACPlano, TXCEC
July 2017Gregory A. True, CCDallas, TXCC

Go to top of page ACF Texas Panhandle Chefs de Cuisine (TX122)

DateNameCityCertification
June 2017Steve Barnes, CCLubbock, TXCC

Go to top of page ACF Beehive Chefs Chapter Inc (UT013)

DateNameCityCertification
August 2017Carl Rubadue, CECSalt Lake City, UTCEC

Go to top of page ACF National Member

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017Frank Branham, CEC, AACFlagstaff, AZCEC
Steve E. Mannion, CEC, CEPCAustin, TXCEC
Steve E. Mannion, CEC, CEPCAustin, TXCEPC
May 2017Paula J. Williams, CECGreen Valley, AZCEC
July 2017Idalee A. Cathcart, CEPCTerrell, TXCEPC
August 2017Mark E. Dowhy, CECOxnard, CACEC

Go to top of page No Chapter Affiliation

DateNameCityCertification
April 2017Christine M. Melton, CCMaryland Heights, MOCC
Linda W. Nipper, CCSan Mateo, FLCC
May 2017Donald J. Jablonski, CCSaratoga Springs, UTCC
June 2017Lorraine Gose, CCFairborn, OHCC
Vicki L. VanSickle, CCColumbia, PACC
July 2017Cynthia L. Jones, CCMount Vernon, WACC
Raymond J. Letourneau, CCSaint Augustine, FLCC
August 2017Eloise Gilbert Rogers, CCAurora, COCC
Bryan K. Smith, CECOro Valley, AZCEC
September 2017Rebecca J Pechman, CCEEverett, WACCE
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