ABOUT US

Welcome to the ACF Central Florida Chapter – where members of the culinary arts come together, learn more about their craft, and inspire a passion for food.

Why Join the ACF?

The American Culinary Federation was created for one basic reason: to promote a professional image of the American chef worldwide, through education of culinarians at all levels — from enthusiasts, to apprentices, to the accomplished Certified Master Chefs of the culinary arts. The American Culinary Federation, Inc., established in 1929, is the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America with more than 20,000 members. The Central Florida Chapter is one of 225 ACF chapters located nationwide.

The ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, the ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the US.

The ACF Culinary Team USA is the official representative team for the United States in major international culinary competitions. In 1989, The ACF’s Education Foundation created an outreach program – the Chef & Child Foundation – to build a healthier future by promoting proper nutrition in children to combat childhood obesity.

Why Join the ACF Central Florida Chapter?

We are the chapter in the heart of it all — Central Florida! This is where the best chefs and cooks in the area meet to share ideas and information about the industry we are proud to be a part of. Orlando’s culinary opportunities attract tremendous talent and some of these people are members of our chapter. Four of our members have been ACF National Chefs of the Year. Here are a few of the benefits you’ll gain as a member of the ACF Central Florida Chapter…

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Remember, the ACF Central Florida Chapter is where the best chefs and cooks in the area meet to share ideas and information about the industry we are proud to be a part of. Our organization has a variety of membership levels for professional chefs, culinarians, and industry suppliers. Find out more…