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ACF Certification

What is Certification?

American Culinary Federation (ACF) certification is a symbol of professionalism and a guide by which any culinarian can shape his or her career. It is an ideal ladder for career advancement. Certification is open to all culinarians, including chefs, cooks, bakers, culinary educators, and administrators. There are 14 levels of certification which require specific qualifications, in addition to knowledge of culinary nutrition, food safety and sanitation, and culinary supervisory management.

Why strive for ACF certification/s?

  • It demonstrates to the industry that a chef has the initiative to take charge of their professional development and career.

  • It provides concrete markers of skill development and culinary expertise.

  • It verifies that professional chefs and cooks have the knowledge and skill required for elevated culinary positions.

  • It reassures consumers that the food they eat is safe and prepared to the highest standards.

How would it benefit me?

  • ACF certified chefs mean quality in the kitchen.

  • Employers value ACF certified culinarians because their education, skills and experience have been evaluated as competent.

  • Employers know that ACF certified culinarians possess a thorough knowledge of culinary nutrition, food safety and sanitation, and culinary supervisory management, a necessity in today’s food service kitchens.

Links to Listing of Certifications and Testsites:

Certifications

Testsites

 

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