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Looking to get started in the culinary arts? Choosing the right culinary program can help propel you into a successful career.

Benefits of Choosing an ACFEF Accredited Culinary Program-


Proven quality in:

  • Curriculum
  • Faculty
  • Instructional resources
  • Support staff
  • Organizational structure

ACF student members are eligible to receive an ACF certification up to one year after graduation from a postsecondary program by completing the necessary requirements.

Certificate of completion for students completing a secondary program and the necessary requirements.

Complimentary subscription to Sizzle, ACF’s quarterly magazine specifically for students pursuing a profession in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts.

Find a Program:

  • Postsecondary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Non-Degree Granting Programs

Post-Graduation Certification Forms:

  • Application for ACFEF Accredited Associate Degree Program Graduates
  • Application for ACFEF Accredited Certificate/Diploma Program Graduates)

Continuing Education Opportunities

Staying current with the latest information, trends and techniques will help you advance in your career. ACF offers a range of continuing education opportunities to enhance your skills, as well as maintain your ACF certification. Remember, to maintain your ACF certification, you are required to earn a minimum of 48 continuing education hours (CEHs) within three years for CC® and CPC® and 80 CEHs within five years for all other levels.

ACF follows CEH guidelines as established by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training. Opportunities must be educational in nature. Business and committee meetings conducted primarily for information sharing purposes do not quality for CEHs. View ACF-approved CEH activities