Membership Benefits

  • Largest and most prestigious chefs’ organization in America
  • 75 years of leadership in the professional food service industry
  • Professional networking at local, regional, national, and international levels
  • Monthly, national, cutting-edge publication; The National Culinary Review, (NCR)
  • Monthly national ACF newsletter Center of the Plate included inside the NCR
  • Opportunity to attend regional conferences and national conventions
  • National, regional, and local seminars, workshops, and symposiums
  • Earned Professional Chef/Pastry Chef or Culinarian/ Pastry Culinarian Certifications
  • Internet Career Center on the ACF web site, a service for members to post their resumes, review resumes for new employees, or look for a new job
  • Affinity and Partnership programs bringing products, services, and deals to members
  • Vendor Resource Guide, a virtual trade show on the ACF web site
  • Local, national, and international culinary competitions
  • Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (aka ‘International Culinary Olympics’) held every four years in Germany
  • Automatic membership in the World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS)
  • National and local awards and honors
  • American Academy of Chefs – ACF Honor Society
  • Voice of helping to feed hungry children – ACF Chef & Child Foundation
  • High School Accreditation – ACF Secondary Certification
  • Programmatic Accreditation for colleges and universities
  • Subsidized Chef – TRAC Program; chapter certification courses
  • Member Services Center with centralized Member Call Center via a toll free number
  • Educational Grants for professional chef members
  • Complimentary Term Life Insurance Program
  • Horizons 2000 Video Lending Library
  • Discounted Alamo Rental Car Rates
  • Apprenticeship Programs

The true impact of ACF membership comes from your participation with the local chapter. Meetings and events can be your springboard to new professional horizons!

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