American Culinary Federation
Chefs de Cuisine
Association of St. Louis, Inc.
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The American Culinary Federation is the largest professional chefs' organization in North America, providing opportunities to network, compete and learn. The ACF local chapter is a non-profit organization that focuses on education and support of the culinary community in St Louis.
ACF 2017 National Convention!
Junior Hot Food Team- 1st place overall, gold medal
Shayne McCrady- 1st place highest score, Silver Medal in the Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Competition
Tony Haacke CEC, AAC- Received AAC Honors
Casey Shiller CEPC, AAC- Presented TWO amazing pastry demonstrations
Kevin Storm CEC, AAC- Presented demonstration on what it takes to be on Culinary team USA
Along with the awards, many local chapter members attended the convention as well. Congratulations to everyone and thank you for making our chapter great.
Did you know we have an APP?
Go to your google playstore or your iTunes store and download for free today! This is a member only amenity that will allow you to chat, take polls, check member directories, sign up for events and check for any of the great information on the website. In future meetings we will have more detailed information on how to use APP but for now, play around and have fun!
Farm to table, 5 course pre set meals, small plates, tasting stations...The dinners are constantly changing and most are available to members and their guests. Some dinners have limited availability; however, many of our "small plate" events are open to the public in large venues and support a great cause!
Fundraisers & Community Outreach
The chapter raises money for scholarships, education and for the community. Chef to Child reaches out to all ages in our school systems and brings adults and children together. Our apprenticeship program gives cooks the opportunity to learn while working from some of the top chefs in Saint Louis.
Top chefs, purveyors, teachers and farmers from around the country come to teach our chapter and foodies alike their craft. Some demonstrations are free and all are geared towards anyone who has the time and passion for this rewarding craft. Join and learn with our dedicated membership.