ACF Competitions play a vital role in culinary arts as they continually raise the standards of culinary excellence. There is no better way to put your culinary skills and food knowledge to the test in a fun and competitive format. Judging is based on an ACF certified points sheet, so your food and culinary skills will stand on their own. 

If live cooking competitions are not for you, the American Culinary Federation offers several categories of options. From contemporary cold food, mystery baskets or student team competitions — there is something for every culinarian.


Participation in ACF approved competitions will also earn you continuing education (attach CEH link) hours for ACF certification.

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2015 ACF Culinary Salon Competition