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.
Chef Leah Schuler, PCEC, is one of only a handful of chefs who has received the Personal Certified Executive Chef certification. We recently talked with Chef Schuler about her journey to certification.
“CMC is a lifestyle, not a cooking test.” We recently talked with Chef Lawrence McFadden, CMC, about Chef Arnaud Berthelier’s completion of the CMC exam and what it means for their kitchen.
Thirteen Jamaican college students tested for various levels of ACF certification, and three of Jamaica’s certified chefs were certified as ACF Evaluators, a first for the ACF.
The chefs are now among only 68 culinary professionals to hold the distinction, the highest level of certification a U.S. chef can receive.