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How Escoffier’s favorite pupil helped build the standards of culinary excellence

Today is the 133rd birthday of Chef Charles Scotto, one of the founders and first president of the American Culinary Federation. We took a...

Hacking Sustainability: How chefs can help build a better food supply

Everything is quiet at the start. The stainless steel work tables are bare, with just the hint of a rising sun beginning to flood into...

ACF salutes our members, March/April 2019 edition

Salut! We tip our toques to ACF chefs and chapters who have recently won awards, accepted a new position, taken part in charity work or...

How Cheesecake Factory built a brand on consistency

by Karen Weisberg "Consistency is the most crucial and critical piece of the equation for higher volume restaurants — it will make or break...

90 years of excellence: The history of the American Culinary Federation

The ACF has represented and advocated for culinary professionals since 1929. But its roots have been growing for centuries.   by Ana...

Culinary Team USA Brings Home the Hardware

  T he Villeroy and Boch Culinary World Cup 2018 took place in Luxembourg at the end of November. ACF Culinary Team USA took home silver...

How Depression-Era Automats Set the Standard for Consistency

Baked beans, pumpkin pie, huckleberry pie, oatmeal cookies, cup custard, beef and noodles with burgundy sauce, hearty stews, fish cakes, “velvety” baked hams, macaroni and cheese, “succulent” Salisbury steaks, creamed spinach, the “fluffiest” mashed potatoes… “these are a few of their favorite things”... ‘cause for sure, every man, woman and child had a favorite. One can almost taste the memories of those lucky enough — or even those down on their luck — to have frequented one of the 84 Horn & Hardart Automats (automatic cafeterias with steam tables and waitstaff) that operated in the U.S. from July 1901 through April 1991.

Tell us about your chapter’s achievements

    What has your chapter been up to? NCR is looking for amazing ACF chapters to highlight in a feature we’re calling Chapters On...