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6 Cool Things You Can Learn at Cook. Craft. Create.

by Jocelyn Tolbert There's so much going on at Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention and Show this year, it can be hard to choose...

How to go from Culinary Olympian to podcast host

by Jocelyn Tolbert ACF Chef, award-winning author, speaker, producer and Culinary Olympic Gold Medalist Chef Charles Carroll is currently the Executive Chef of River Oaks...

ACF Members Serve Up Comfort During Hurricane Relief Efforts

Since the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, where ACF Myrtle Beach president Geoff Blount teaches, was going to be closed, he decided to use the time to mobilize his students and area chefs to feed victims of Hurricane Florence.

FDA Food Code Process and Changes: Keeping Foods (and Consumers) Safer

The FDA Model Food Code provides regulators and facilities with the most up-to-date means of keeping food safe in food service and retail operations. By following the guidelines set forth in the Food Code, operators can help increase the safety of the foods they’re serving.

The unknown women who changed coffee and cookies forever

By Ana Kinkaid, editor of the culinary magazine CONNECT Urban legends prevalent in the culinary world often credit innovation and creativity to mere chance. This is...

Prison Culinary Training Programs Change Lives and Provide a Second Chance

Despite the successes of Bridges of America and Reality House, the Florida Department of Corrections has made a decision that could negatively impact not only the lives of inmates struggling with addiction issues, but the community as a whole.

The Art of Corporate Catering

Discover Chef George Castaneda's process for developing menus for a wide-ranging, diverse roster of clients, as well as how he stays inspired in a time of constant culinary change.

Culinary school wasn’t in the cards. They became cooks anyway.

She was an insurance saleswoman. He was a former costume designer. With the help of a Chicago community center and some ACF chefs, they became Certified Fundamentals Cooks and forged a new path.

Summer camp inspires high schoolers to enter the culinary field

by Jocelyn Tolbert Chicago’s Kendall College Trust (KCT), an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit providing need-based financial support to students pursuing degrees in hospitality and culinary arts, is in the...