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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.

Celebrating the first annual National Apprenticeship Week

Apprenticeship is a time-honored method of developing and retaining staff in skilled labor positions since the beginning of the labor industry. American Culinary Federation...

Find A Mentor – Be A Mentor

By Paul Sorgule, MS, AAC An often repeated statement on what it takes to succeed is familiar to most people: “It’s not so much what you...

How one club used data to satisfy the menu preferences of (almost) all its members

by Chef Lawrence McFadden, CMC When it comes to substitution and menu change requests, finding a balance between "yes," "no" or “not available” can be...

Secrets to a Successful Job Search

By Thomas G. Ciapi CEC®, CCE®, CCA®, AAC In a world where chefs are becoming celebrities and jobs are limited, culinary professionals must find new...

The Workplace: How Chefs Celebrate the Holidays

By Amelia Levin As chefs, it’s no secret many of you are forced to move around your own family holiday plans to accommodate the nature...