American Culinary Federation
“The Standard of Excellence for Chefs”
As the authority on cooking in America since 1929, ACF is the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America with more than 20,000 members in more than 225 chapters. The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York city by three chefs’ organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.