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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.


JR Chef of the Year
Congratulations to our TWO nominees who will be competing for JR Chef of the Year:

Derek Kaliszewski & Jessica A. Harris


Team Tryouts are right around the corner!! Interested?
Click link below to learn more

Junior Team Tryouts 2019


Chef of the Year
Click link below to view and vote for our next two competitors to go head to head in mystery basket cook off for the prestigious title of CHEF OF THE YEAR. Please read all bio's and vote accordingly. This is a member's only voting so please log-in to vote.

Chef of the Year 2019 Voting



Stay Up to Date!
Our chapter hosts plenty of events, competitions and fundraisers. Click on the calendar below and mark your calendars.

2018 Event Calendar

Want more information on events? Click link below to get a basic description of some our most popular events.

Annual Events


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.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events