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American Culinary Federation 
Chefs de Cuisine
Association of St. Louis, Inc

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.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2019 Fall COY Culinary Competition

Congratulations to Chef’s Logan Christenson and Luke Miller


Another fantastic weekend of Chef of the Year and Junior Chef of the Year competitions were held at South County Technical School on September 14th. While the judges said the scoring was close, there could only be one winner in each of the battles. Congratulations to Chef  Logan Christenson for winning the 2020 Chef of the Year, and to Chef Luke Miller for winning the 2020 Junior Chef of the Year. They practiced, trained, performed and prevailed. The chapter is very proud of your accomplishments. Honorable mention goes out to Chef Mike Bush (COY competitor) and Jared Kershaw (Jr COY competitor) for their stiff competition and hard work.

A BIG THANKS go out to Chef Wade Bruhn and South County Technical for their help in planning and hosting this competition!

Plan on attending the Chef of the Year Gala Dinner and Dance on Sunday, November 3rd at 6:00 pm at the Four Seasons Hotel at Lumiere Place Casino (downtown), 999 N 2nd St. Invitations will be mailed to all registered members in early October. All reservations are required to be prepaid, by check or credit card. Reservations will NOT be accepted on-line.

Mingle with friends old and new.
And enjoy the fabulous food that the Four Seasons has to offer!

Education Foundation Update

This past spring, the Chefs de Cuisine Educational Foundation granted one scholarship to a deserving student attending Forest Park Community college. We encourage any qualified individual to apply.

The foundation also assisted Chef Scott Scheibel, CEC with his Central Region Chef of the Year and national Chef of the Year competitions. Congratulations on a job well done, Chef Scott!

The Chefs de Cuisine Educational Foundation offers scholarships to students enrolled full-time in accredited culinary programs. There are two application cycles in the year:

  • June 30 for the following Fall semester
  • November 30 for the following Spring term

To apply for a scholarship, click on this link to download the application form, fill out the form, and then mail it, by the application deadline, to:

St. Louis Chefs de Cuisine Educational Foundation
PO Box 510301
St. Louis, MO 63151

Robert Colosimo, CEC, CCA, AAC
President, St. Louis Chefs de Cuisine Educational Foundation

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Unique Dinners
& Tastings



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.

2019 Chapter Photo Album

Click on the Logo to relive some of our chapters best dinners, educational events and competitions