About ACF

Homepage-Content-Area-1The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), is a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, and was founded in 1929 in New York city by three chefs’ organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America.

Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

In 1976, ACF forever changed the culinary industry by elevating the position of the executive chef from service status to the professional category in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Official Titles.

Since this change, the culinary industry and our organization has grown tremendously. In fact, ACF is the largest professional chefs organization in North America. We are made up of more than 22,000 members that belong to more than 230 chapters in four regions across the U.S.

We offer culinary competitions, the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States, a national apprenticeship program, regional and national events, magazines and much more to help foster the growth of professional chefs and the food service industry.

ACF is also home to the ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions.

If you are not part of our elite group of chefs, we invite you to join us and gain access to the best culinary resources available.” Join ACF Now!

Upcoming Events

Apr
9
Tue
7:00 pm April 2019 ACF Chef Monthly Meeting @ Sysco
April 2019 ACF Chef Monthly Meeting @ Sysco
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
April 2019 ACF Chef Monthly Meeting @ Sysco
Time: 7pm – 9pm [board meeting starts at 5:30pm]
Apr
14
Sun
6:00 pm 43rd Annual ACF Greater KC Chefs... @ The Overland Park Marriott
43rd Annual ACF Greater KC Chefs... @ The Overland Park Marriott
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
43rd Annual ACF Greater KC Chefs Association Culinary Benefit & Apprenticeship Showcase @ The Overland Park Marriott
Join 24 Local Chefs & Apprentices for this Culinary Tasting Event! Our ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR THE GREATER KANSAS CITY CHEFS ASSOCIATION. Small plates prepared by the JCCC ACF Chef Apprentices and their Supervising Chefs. Wine[...]
Apr
23
Tue
all-day Ben E. Keith ACF Culinary Salon ... @ Oklahoma State Fairgrounds
Ben E. Keith ACF Culinary Salon ... @ Oklahoma State Fairgrounds
Apr 23 all-day
Ben E. Keith ACF Culinary Salon 2019 @ Oklahoma State Fairgrounds
You are invited to compete in Ben E. Keith Foodservice ACF Culinary Salon competition to be held during the Ben E. Keith Foodservice Trade Show in Oklahoma City, OK. Your entry includes complimentary admission to[...]
May
11
Sat
10:00 am Farm Tour 2019 – Miami County @ Miami County
Farm Tour 2019 – Miami County @ Miami County
May 11 @ 10:00 am – May 12 @ 4:00 pm
Farm Tour 2019 - Miami County @ Miami County
A FREE, self-guided tour where each stop is a working farm. For a map go to: www.micofarmtour.com or call 913-294-4045. Maps will also be available at each stop. Find out more here: http://www.miamicountyks.org/DocumentCenter/View/953/Miami-County-Farm-Tour-Brochure-?bidId=