How much does it cost to join the American Culinary Federation?

There is a national ACFEF apprenticeship registration fee of $125 and an ACF apprenticeship membership fee of $50 for each year of the program. There may be additional costs to consider, such as uniform, knives, and related instruction, as well as testing fees for certification.

What are the benefits of joining the American Culinary Federation?


  • Up to $200 savings on certification fees.
  • Up to $500 savings on registration fees at the ACF regional and national conferences.
  • Up to 50% savings on products and services from our Members Advantage Program participants.
  • Canada Cutlery has set up a special discount for American Culinary Federation members.

What is the highest certification offered by the American Culinary Federation?

Certified Master Chef®
The title of Certified Master Chef® (CMC®), presented solely by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) in the U.S., is the highest level of certification a chef can achieve. It represents the pinnacle of professionalism and skill.

What is a cooks uniform called?

The Apron. Aprons are worn over the jacket and midsection to protect the uniform as well as the chef. With chefs cooking and reaching over large open flames, the apron was historically a safety measure. Now it is worn to keep the uniform clean, protecting the jacket and pants from spills, scalds, and stains.

How long does ACF membership last?

four years
A student membership is subject to a limit of four years.

What does ACF stand for in culinary?

The American Culinary Federation is a professional organization for chefs and cooks founded in 1929 in New York City by three chef organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America.

How many members are in the American Culinary Federation?

14,000 members
Established in 1929, ACF is the premier professional chefs’ organization in North America with more than 14,000 members in over 170 chapters nationwide.

What is the American Culinary Federation education Foundation?

ACF offers a variety of programs for all levels, from student to seasoned professional, to support your education, advance your career, earn and maintain ACF certification, and ensure the culinary program you’re attending meets industry standards.

What are the ACF levels?

Culinary Certifications from ACF

  • Certified Fundamentals Cook®
  • Certified Culinarian®
  • Certified Sous Chef®
  • Certified Chef de Cuisine®
  • Certified Executive Chef®
  • Certified Master Chef®
  • Personal Certified Chef®
  • Personal Certified Executive Chef®

What are the 6 parts of a chef uniform and its function?

A typical chef uniform is a chef’s jacket, chef pants, a hat, a neckerchief, an apron, good slip-resistant shoes, and sometimes a hand towel. Even if you aren’t required to wear all parts of the ensemble, your chef uniform still serves a purpose.

Where is ACF wholesale located?

Indio, CA
Company Description: Acf Wholesale is located in Indio, CA, United States and is part of the Clothing Stores Industry.