About ACFNO

About ACFNO

The American Culinary Federation New Orleans was founded in 1978 under the name of Les Chefs des Cuisine d La’Louisian. It changed its name to ACF New Orleans in 1991 to comply with ACF Guide Lines. We are an affiliate chapter of the American Culinary Federation and are a professional organization for Chefs and Cooks in the Greater New Orleans Area. Mission Statement of the American Culinary Federation New Orleans.
As an organization of professional chefs, the ACFNO chapter strives to make a positive difference in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry within the Greater New Orleans region through service and to serve as a conduit of culinary education & professional development through apprenticeship, mentorship, scholarship and certification.
apprenticeship
APPRENTICESHIP

We offer apprenticeship opportunities for interested students to gain real-world experience in renowned kitchens around New Orleans.

mentorship
MENTORSHIP

Our chef members are happy to give guidance and career advice to young culinarians and recent graduates.

scholarship
SCHOLARSHIP

Various events throughout the season raise funds that are gathered into scholarships awarded at local culinary schools.

certification
CERTIFICATION

Get help and advice on navigating the chef certification process, from people who have gone through it before.