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Competitions play a vital role in culinary arts as they continually raise the standards of culinary excellence. There is no better way for a culinarian to hone their craft than by putting their skills and knowledge to the test in a competitive format.

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Participation in ACF approved competitions will also earn you continuing education hours for ACF certification.

ACF Competition Calendar

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ACF Competition Manuals

  • Professional Competition Manual (3.19 MB)
  • Student Competition Manual (1.32 MB)

ACF Approved Culinary Competition Judges

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Add Credibility to Your Competition

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Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl

Teams of student culinarian members compete in a double elimination, jeopardy-style competition for the chance to become national champions.

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Student Team

Each year, four student teams prove themselves worthy of a greater challenge—the ACF Student Team Championship.

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ACF Culinary Team USA

ACF Culinary Team USA exemplifies professionalism and creativity in major international culinary competitions.

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