MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP

The true impact of ACF membership comes from your participation with the local chapter. Meetings and events can be your springboard to new professional horizons.

ACFNO Membership Benefits include:

  • Largest and most prestigious chefs’ organization in America
  • 75 years of leadership in the professional food service industry
  • Professional networking at local, regional, national, and international levels
  • Monthly, national, cutting-edge publication; The National Culinary Review, (NCR)
  • Monthly, national, ACF newsletter; Center of the Plate, included inside the pages of the NCR
  • Opportunity to attend Regional Conferences and National Conventions
  • National, regional, and local seminars, workshops, and symposiums
  • Earned Professional Chef/Pastry Chef or Culinarian/ Pastry Culinarian Certifications
  • ACF Web Site – all you need to know about the ACF on the Internet
  • Internet Career Center; service for members to post their resumes, review resumes for new employees, or look for a new job;
  • Affinity and Partnership programs bringing products, services, and special deals to members
  • Vendor Resource Guide, a virtual trade show on the ACF Web site
  • Local, national, and international culinary competitions
  • Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (aka ‘International Culinary Olympics’) held every four (4) years in Germany
  • Automatic membership in the World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS)
  • National and Local Awards and Honors
  • American Academy of Chefs, ACF Honor Society
  • Voice of helping to feed hungry children; ACF Chef & Child Foundation
  • High School Accreditation; ACF Secondary Accreditation
  • Programmatic Accreditation for colleges and universities
  • Subsidized Chef-TRAC Program; chapter certification courses
  • Member Services Center; centralized Member Call Center via a toll free number
  • Educational Grants for professional chef members
  • Complimentary Term Life Insurance Program
  • Horizons 2000 Video Lending Library
  • Discounted Alamo Rental Car Rates
  • Apprenticeship Programs