Conference On-Demand brings ACF National Convention to you.

If you won't be coming to National Convention, you're going to miss out on a lot of fun, but you won't miss out on the great main stage presentations. After Convention, you'll be able to watch recordings of all the main stage speakers from every 2019 ACF event, only on ACF Conference On-Demand.

Check it out in the ACF Online Learning and keep an eye out for new videos to be added soon.

Apprenticeship Evaluator Training will be offered at the ACF National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11a.m.

We are looking for industry chefs and culinary arts educators to administer site visit evaluations for apprenticeship programs. 

Any program coordinator or supervising chef of an ACFEF apprentice within the past 2 years is needed for Lead Evaluator positions. 

RSVP to Jean McElwain, Apprenticeship Administrator by email: or by phone: 904-484-0217

Earn your CEHs from anywhere.

Earn and maintain your ACF certification with the ACF Online Learning Center. Knock out the mandatory requirements, such as Nutrition and Safety and Sanitation, take fun, educational courses, like Beekeeping for the Executive Chef, or bring the ACF conferences right to your computer.

Best of all, your continuing education hours are automatically uploaded to your ACF member profile!

Check out the catalog of courses at

We will be holding special hands-on workshops and tours during ACF National Convention that you can sign up for right now!

-Innovations in Sustainable Seafood Tour with Barton Seaver - sponsored by Beaver Street Fisheries ($45)

-Annual ACF Chefs Outreach to the Community (FREE, but limited to 25 registered attendees)

-On Trend: Cannabis Confectionery Observational Workshop with David Topian ($85)

-Cookie Craft, Hands-On Workshop with Dana Johnson ($125)

-The Art of Cheese Making Hands-On Workshop, sponsored by BelGioioso Cheese ($125)

-Bee Tour with Jimmy Wessman ($85, comes with all the supplies!)

-Beer, Wine and Food Tour – Daytona, FL, with Costa Magoulas ($40)

An exciting announcement from ACF Certification

We're recognizing the hard work of our secondary students and their educators! Graduates of ACFEF secondary culinary programs will be eligible to earn a CFC and/or CFPC , depending on program completion, WITHOUT taking NOCTI exams. 
Click here to learn more about ACF certification.

In addition, starting this fiscal year, the ACF Certification department will accept only the following exam for CFC Certification:
  • Culinary Arts Level 2 Cook (Form 4536) – Click here to see the assessment blueprint.
Join the US Foods Scholars Program

ACF is partnering with US Foods to bring its US Foods Scholars program to the Art Institute of Atlanta, Austin Community College, Johnson & Wales Denver and Wake Technical Community College. 

The program provides scholarship funding and professional development opportunities to students who plan to pursue an education and career in the culinary arts or related disciplines. Through US Foods Scholars, two eligible students enrolled at each of the aforementioned culinary schools will be awarded scholarships of up to $20,000 to be applied to the cost of tuition, books and room and board expenses. 

The application deadline is August 9, 2019, and winners will be notified on August 23, 2019. Scholarship funding may be applied beginning in Fall 2019.

If you are interested in applying or learning more about the program and eligibility, please visit
Going to Orlando for National Convention? We have extended the cutoff date to book a hotel room at our special ACF rate until Thursday, July 25th!

With our rate, you will receive:

  • Discounted room rate of $169/night

  • Discounted parking

  • Waived resort fee (savings of $28/day).

  • Unlimited local and domestic long distance phone calls (no international calls)

  • Enhanced in-room wireless internet for up to 6 devices

  • Daily scheduled shuttle service to Disney Parks for up to 4 guests

  • Daily credit of up to $10 per room towards dry cleaning (credit is not cumulative through the stay)

  • Daily bucket of practice balls at the driving range

  • Discounts on spa services and green fees

Click here to book your room or call (407) 239-4200 and ask for the ACF rate.
Tickets are available for the AAC Annual Golf Outing during ACF National Convention on August 7, 2019.

Register online or by phone, 904-824-4468 ext. 202.
Attending the ACF National Convention in Orlando in August?
Use your ACF Member Benefit, TicketsatWork, to enjoy discounts on top attractions in Orlando. Save on admission to theme parks, dinner shows, horseback riding, city tour of Orlando and more. 
Not attending the convention? You can still use TicketsatWork at home as it provide discounts on everything from theme parks, movies, sporting events, concerts and more – nationwide. 

ACF Certification, Since 1974

To celebrate 45 years of ACF Certification , we're offering a special discount of $45 off your application fee. 

Use the code ACF45Y002 when you submit your application before December 31.
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