BACK OF THE HOUSE

Back of the House features the latest updates from the American Culinary Federation, including
recipes, news and articles for and by ACF member chefs, foodservice industry professionals, culinary students and enthusiasts.

The President’s Glass

By Ana Kinkaid, editor of the culinary magazine CONNECT If political events — past or present — make you want to drink, you are not...

Stress Less: Tips for Cooks and Chefs

By Paul Sorgule, M.S., AAC There is little question that working in a busy kitchen can be very stressful.  The demands of time (never enough),...

Certification Journey: Carpe Diem

By: Robert Gracey, CC Quite often, folks my age and younger express interest in learning more about the culinary arts and pursuing their interests in cooking and...

8 Traits of a True Kitchen Professional

By Paul Sorgule, M.S., AAC Escoffier was known to have a temper, but was able to control it by taking a step back, sometimes taking...

7 tips for chefs on building a personal and professional brand

  Whether you’re an executive chef, culinary educator or food truck owner, developing your brand will get the public and potential employers interested in the...

ACF National Convention Speaker Spotlight: Michael Sohocki

Each week until ACF National Convention: Orlando, we’ll profile one of the inspiring speakers and presenters who will be there. Not registered yet? Visit...

Gelato World Cup is Sweet Competition for U.S. Chefs

Gelato Team USA is gearing up to bring home the gold in the 2016 Gelato World Cup held in Rimini, Italy, during Sigep. The five-member...

Meet the ACF’s 2019 Pastry Chef of the Year Candidates

We're counting down the weeks until ACF National Convention: Orlando with an in-depth introduction to each of our award candidates. First up are our...

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