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ACF National Convention 2019 Speaker Spotlight: Elle Simone Scott

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...

ACF salutes our members, May/June 2019 edition

Salut! In each issue of the National Culinary Review, we tip our toques to ACF chefs and chapters who have recently won awards, accepted a...

Big news: Chef Marco Pierre White is coming to ACF National Convention

  British chef, restaurateur, and television personality Marco Pierre White has been dubbed the first celebrity chef. He was called the godfather of modern cooking by Australian MasterChef. White was...

What it’s like to be an apprentice at the world’s toughest culinary exam

ACF’s CMC exam provides a unique learning opportunity to culinary students   In the weeks before the American Culinary Federation’s 2019 Certified Master Chef (CMC) exam,...

Don’t Fear the Certification Evaluator

by Bradley Labarre, CEC   A culinary school degree and years enrolled in the school of hard knocks makes a résumé look attractive. Certification, however, is...

A beginner’s guide to becoming a certified chef

by Jeremy Abbey, CEC®, CEPC®, CCE®, CCA® Director of Culinary Programs, American Culinary Federation 1,377,200 cooks. That’s the number that will be needed by 2026, according...

The secret to creating a successful student culinary team

The students at Utah Valley University’s (UVU) Culinary Arts program keep winning.   This is the fourth year in a row that a student from UVU...

Here are the chefs competing at ACF National Convention in August

  Whether it's in the competition kitchens or at the buzzer for Knowledge Bowl, we've got all the names of those competing  at ACF National...

News Culinary Students Can Use, Spring 2019 edition

Scholarship for Apprentices Now Available The ACFEF, through the AAC, is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships of $500 to current apprentices. These scholarships are...