About ACF

Our Mission

The American Culinary Federation provides accredited educational programs, certifications, competitions and networking designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs.

What We Offer

The American Culinary Federation offers support in the following areas: The Latest In Industry Trends, Career Recognition, Accreditation for Culinary Education, An Honor Society, Representation in International Competitions, Access to a Million-Member Intercontinental Society, A Fight Against Hunger and Childhood Obesity, Product Quality Assurance, and A National Apprenticeship Program. Click here to find out more.

Culinarian’s Code

As a proud member of the American Culinary Federation, I pledge to share my professional knowledge and skill with all culinarians. I will place honor, fairness, cooperation and consideration first when dealing with my colleagues. I will keep all comments professional and respectful when dealing with my colleagues. I will protect all members from the use of unfair means, unnecessary risks and unethical behavior when used against them for another’s personal gain. I will support the success, growth, and future of my colleagues and this great federation.

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Our Educational Partners


Our Members

Click here to view a list of our members.

Vendor Members

The ACF is grateful to our supporting vendor members.

Theresa Farney

Gazette News

Liz Ziegler

Advantage Waypoint

Roger Boyles

United Restaurant Supply


El Pomar Foundation
Bristol Brewing
United Restaurant Supply
Cheetah Printing
Sysco Food Corp
Seattle Fish Co
Sno White