CO, USA – November 30, 2012 – The Culinary Hall of Fame announced
today that American Culinary Federation (ACF) has been inducted into the
Culinary Hall of Fame®.
American Culinary Federation (ACF) was established in 1929 and is the
largest professional chefs' organization in North America. ACF, which was
the progeny of the combined visions of three chefs' associations in New
York, comprises more than 22,000 members in 230 chapters across the United
States, and is known as the authority on cooking in America. Its mission
is to make a positive difference for culinarians through education,
apprenticeship and certification, while creating a fraternal bond of
respect and integrity among culinarians everywhere. One of ACF's defining
historical moments remains the ACF-led initiative that resulted in the
upgrade of the definition of chef from domestic to professional in 1976.
The ACF is a member of the World Association of Chefs Societies.
Culinary Competitions are a vital and evolving branch of the American
Culinary Federation. Some competitions are single events taking place at
ACF chapters. Whereas other student and professional competitions that
include individual and team events engage in a rigorous qualifying process
that begins at the local ACF chapter level, advances at the ACF Regional
Conferences and culminates with the finals at the ACF National Convention.
Regardless of the level, the purpose is the same-to continually raise the
standards of culinary excellence in the USA while promoting camaraderie
and educational opportunities among culinary professionals.
One of the many ACF Culinary competitions is the ACF Pastry Chef of the
Year. The ACF Pastry Chef of the Year Award recognizes a pastry chef who
has displayed a passion for the craft, has an accomplished reputation in
the pastry field and has helped educate others by sharing skills and