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The ACF and NCR salute our newest certified chefs: January 2019 edition

The ACF certification program is the most comprehensive certification program for culinarians offering 16 certification levels for cooks, chefs, personal chefs, chef educators, culinary administrators, pastry chefs and more. Here's a list of the most recent certificants.

10 ways to create a culture of excellence in your kitchen

How can a restaurant strive for excellence regardless of price tag? Here are ten simple ideas to implement in any operation with an eye on excellence.

The Chef’s Most Important Job

The chef can call up solutions to challenges as they arise, but she can’t be on every station helping with every dish. That's why the best chefs know that training and building their cooks' confidence is by far their most important job.

The Unique Camaraderie Among Cooks and Chefs

When you are part of the club of cooks and chefs, you are part of a unique group of hardworking, dedicated craftspeople. If you cook, you belong.

Young Cooks Need to Pay Their Dues in the Kitchen

By Paul Sorgule, M.S., AAC One of the downsides to a formal culinary education is that young culinarians tend to lack the patience to pace...

ACF Apprenticeships growing in New England

by Jocelyn Tolbert Southern Maine Community College and Central Maine Community College are teaming up with Sunday River Resort on a new culinary apprenticeship program...

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),...

The Chef’s Most Important Job

by Chef Paul Sorgule of Harvest America Ventures Sitting down at a tucked away desk in the back of the kitchen, a chef begins the process of planning...

Clean as you go — everywhere you go

By Costa Magoulas, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC Being a chef can sometimes be very stressful, not at work, but at home. All the things I...