Certification News
Did you know you can satisfy all three of your recertification requirements at Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention and Show?
Certification Refresher courses at Convention include one two-hour webinar, one three-hour workshop and three one-hour courses in Nutrition or Supervision related topics. A ServSafe course and exam will cover the Sanitation refresher. Click here to register now or add these courses to an existing registration by calling (800) 624-9458, ext 506.
FINAL REMINDER: The Certification Commission is excited to launch the revamped CCA® Certification level effective June 1, 2018.   Click here to see what's new!
We are updating practical exam forms.  Please make sure you are using the newest forms for your exams. Check out the Evaluator Score Sheet, incident reports, and Practical Exam Summary Score sheet on the Practical Exam Administration page . You may also want to see the Approved Mentor Application and Certification Evaluator Handbook on the Certification Evaluator page .
"Being ACF certified opens doors with companies that understand what certification means: dedication, determination,
drive and focus."
Chef Leah Schuler, PCEC™ shares the story of her journey to certification.
Upcoming Events & Member News
The ACF's 2018 events series wraps up in New Orleans at
Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, July 15-19.
Attending Cook. Craft. Create.?  Use TicketsatWork to save on New Orleans attractions like the Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Experience and City Sightseeing on a double-decker bus. You can also save on a New Orleans Pass, which includes admission to over 25 attractions. Visit this link for your code to join!
Are you an expert in your culinary field? Opening a new restaurant or have a new cookbook coming out? Have a story you want to share? We want to hear from you! Our publications, The National Culinary Review, Sizzle and We Are Chefs, need ACF member expert sources, stories and writers from all backgrounds. Send an email to pr@acfchefs.net with information about your story idea or field of expertise, and don't forget to update your Chefpertise Guide profile on the online portal!
If you're looking to replicate the Knowledge Bowl competition in your school or practice for an upcoming competition, the new Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl – 2017 Practice Edition features 12 pre-loaded game boards and 12 customizable game boards. Order yours today.
Speaking of updating your info...
If you've gotten a new job, moved or changed your e-mail address recently, please log into the online portal and make sure all your contact information is up-to-date! And if you'd like to receive The Culinary Insider and other ACF communications at an e-mail address you check more often, click the "Update Profile" link at the bottom of this message.
Young Chefs News
Congratulations to Daniel Hess, member of ACF Chefs and Cooks of the Catskill Mountains, for becoming May’s Young Chef of the Month with his answer to the question,
" What do you do to prepare for a practical exam or competition?"

"I continuously practice until competition day, striving to be the best I can be. I do not practice until it is perfect because I know there is always something else I could have done better," Hess says. "I triple check all my mise en place and equipment, and set up at least an hour before my window opens, that way I can go over my steps and what I need to do to be successful. Competition is not for everyone, but I take pride in it and hope every chef does as well."

Want to be June's Young Chef of the Month and win a FREE education badge to an ACF  ChefConnect  or  Cook. Craft. Create.  event of your choice? Answer the June question now.
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