ACF 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. Our local local chapter is a non-profit organization that focuses on education and support of the culinary community in St Louis.

Upcoming Events

Mar 9

AAC Dinner

Annual American Academy of Chefs Dinner

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Chef James Day Passes Away

Chef James Day, CEC, passed away Februry 5, 2020. Chef Day...
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ACF Certification Practical Exam - March 2 - Forest Park

St. Louis Community College – Forest ParkPractical E...
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ACF Teams USA win medals at IKA Culinary Olympics


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President's Letter - January 2020


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ACF Celebrates 90 Years

ACF Culinary Team USA 2020

Check out Chef Paul Kampff's comments at 2:01 of the video!


Every week, we will rotate features about one of our Chapter Partners, a recipe from one of our members, or a specific restaurant, product, or gadget.

Featured Restaurant

Our featured restaurant this month is Acero Ristorante.  Read More


Featured Recipe

Our recipe this month is Sautéed and Roasted Chicken Breast, by Chef Scott Scheible. Read More


Our Featured Purveyor

Chapter Partners are businesses in the St. Louis area that support our Chefs de Cuisine chapter by providing us their time and effort, products and services, sponsorship and funding, and most importantly, their participation, expertise and advice about developing trends and needs in the culinary industry, Without them, we could only accomplish a small portion of what we set out to do.



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.