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.

Download the ACFNO Constitution and By-Laws here


  • 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


Annual Membership Dues
ACFNO (Chapter LA012)

$220.00 Allied Member
$250.00 Associate Member
$110.00 Culinarian
$150.00 Enthusiast
$70.00 Junior Culinarian – Age 16-18, High School Student
$225.00 Professional
$90.00 Student Culinarian

Other Louisiana Chapters

Baton Rouge
LA032 – The ACF of Greater Baton Rouge
Chapter Contact
Ronald Sonnier
Phone: 225-761-4599 or

LA022 – ACF Acadiana Chapter
Chapter Contact
Jude D. Tauzin
Phone: 337-258-4200
Fax: 337-662-2277