Advanced Educator Summit

ACF MasterCraft Summit Series

Are YOU shaping the next generation of culinary and pastry professionals? Secondary, Post-Secondary, Workforce Development Chef Instructors, and CTE professionals of all levels are invited to participate as we launch our 1-day ACF professional development summit - just for culinary educators. In a supportive and collaborative environment, we’ll challenge both new and more "seasoned" culinary educators to expand their areas of expertise, while sharing their passion for teaching future chefs and cooks. Join us for a day of demonstrations, panel discussions and seminars, on topics such as; curriculum design, culinary competitions, creating advisory boards, mental wellness, industry certifications, and technology in the kitchen classroom. With sessions designed specifically to encourage networking and knowledge sharing between instructors, you’ll make new connections as we explore new techniques and actionable strategies which can be implemented as you continue to train and inspire our future work-ready culinarians. You don’t want to miss presentations focused on education best practices being utilized by your colleagues at programs across the country!

Specialty Certificate

  • Specialized Certificate: upon successful completion of the written examination.
  • 8 CEHs upon attendance of the summit.

This Summit precedes the 2023 ACF National Convention but is not part of the Convention.


You must be signed in to your ACF account to register. Nonmembers must create a new account to register.

Price: $199 ACF Members - $250 Nonmembers

Refund Policy

Cancellations made 30 days or more from the start date will receive a 70% refund. Cancellations made within 30 days of the start date are ineligible for a refund. Due to deadlines that are out of the control of the ACF, there will be no exceptions made. Individuals may roll the cancellation amount, 30% or 100% of the registration fee, over to another ACF product (i.e., membership, certification or an event). If utilizing the rollover amount for an event, we will allow for a one-time rollover and you must register within 12 months. The refund must be requested in writing and be sent to

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd New Orleans, LA 70130
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