Set the Stage with Libbey ®
Set the stage for your contemporary and innovative presentations. Constellation™ dinnerware from Libbey® , featuring Microban® technology, comes in three modern designs and mix-and-match Universal Accessories. All patterns use our brightest-ever white porcelain to flexibly complement any setting, while brilliantly showcasing every dish. (Shown in modern Galileo™ pattern.)
14th Annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference is June 14-16
Hosted by: Milwaukee Area Technical College
You’re invited to attend an event which is totally programmed for foodservice instructors.
Enjoy hands-on master classes, an opening night reception, a full day of Industry Outreach, and a full day of Educational Best Practices.
Your guests are invited to the reception AND BONUS! A screening of Anthony Bourdain’s film “Wasted.”
Register online at  CEHs included in your registration.
CAFÉ’s mission is to link the foodservice industry with the foodservice classroom.
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.

Coming to the ACF National Convention & Show? Don’t forget to visit the Career Fair Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 during the trade show. Meet recruiters from great companies including Sodexo, Compass Group, Duval International, Campus Cooks, College Fresh and more.
ACF has partnered with Gallagher Association Solutions to provide members with competitive pricing on business insurance. With coverage specialized for the Food Service Industry and multiple options available, you can be sure to get the coverage needed for your business needs. Visit this page to find out more.
Are you an expert in your culinary field? 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 and writers from all backgrounds. Send an email to with information about your story idea or field of expertise, and let us know when you've updated suryour Chefpertise Guide profile on your online portal!
Be sure to stop by the ACF booth , #10547, at the National Restaurant Association Show  May 19-22. ACF Members save $60 on registration when you sign up by May 20. Just enter code ACF201856375 at checkout.
May’s Ingredient of the Month is Peas!

ACF wants to see how you creatively use peas in your kitchen. Enter the May Ingredient of the Month social media contest and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win cool prizes, including an observational badge to Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, July 15-19, 2018, in New Orleans. Contest ends May 31. Enter now!

Read the article and then complete the quiz to earn one hour of continuing education credit towards ACF certification.
Congratulations to Mario Perez , ACF national member from San Antonio, Texas, who won April's contest for his creation of a “Very Berry Salad” with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, heirloom tomatoes, red and Muscat grapes, Asian pear, spinach and other power greens.
We want your feedback! What would you like to see more of in The Culinary Insider?
ACF Events
News for members
Members in the news
ACF Publications (The National Culinary Review, Sizzle, We Are Chefs)
News from ACF Partners
Certification News
The Certification Commission is excited to launch the revamped CCA Certification level effective June 1, 2018. Click here to see what's new!
Also effective June 1, a 30-hour beverage management will be included in the CEC/CEPC Certification requirements. Please contact the ACF National Office at (800) 624-9458 if you have additional questions.
Young Chefs News
What Do You Know?
Calling all secondary students and instructors for the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl Competition ! Test your knowledge and skills in a competition for secondary schools during Cook. Craft. Create. ACF Convention & Show, July 15-19 in New Orleans. Applications are due May 30. Visit for details. 
Highlights From the ACF Blog
  • Why do chefs wear toques? Few know the full story of how a tall, multi-pleated hat came to represent the world’s most universal profession.
  • A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.”
  • When you’re in town for Cook. Craft. Create, you’re going to want to visit New Orleans’ iconic restaurants. Put these four ACF-helmed spots on your shortlist.
American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095
(904) 824-4468 | Fax: (904) 940-0741