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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.

Building Your Network of Influence in the Culinary World

By Paul Sorgule, M.S., AAC Success rarely happens by accident.  Success may be defined in various terms, but the common thread is that success is...

Culinary students helm new cafe

The latest addition to downtown Jacksonville, Florida’s dining options, 20West Cafe, is a farm-to-table, counter-service restaurant operated by students and staff in Florida State...

Sullivan U. Emphasizes Hands-On Learning Approach

By Amelia Levin Education is only half the story. Hands-on experience is an important part – if not the most important part – of the...

Twists and turns take former apprentice Matt Phillips to top of the culinary world

By Diane Carroll for Johnson County Community College/ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association • Editor's note: This story was originally published in November 2015. It...

Chefs Need to Practice Critique – Not Criticism

The battle scars are evident in any kitchen that carries on in the shadow of the school of the tyrant chef.  “Like father, like...