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.

Extra Helping

Let's support the people behind the plate.

Hospitality workers are a vital part of our community. Small Circle Recipes and FEAST Magazine are partnering to collect donations and publish recipes in Extra Helping a community sourced cookbook from those in the industry who are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Recipe submissions will close on April 10th, 2020.

All proceeds will be donated to the Gateway Resilience Fund in St. Louis and the Crossroads Community Kitchen in Kansas City.

For the full article, click here. To donate to the project or share a recipe, click here.

Upcoming Events


ACF Membership Renewals during Coronavirus Pandemic

A note from the national ACF office: ACF members are facing...
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Gateway Resilience Fund

The Gateway Resilience Fund This fund will provide short ...
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New Treasurer Needed

New Treasurer Needed Brenden Brown is taking a new Executiv...
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Local Community-Sourced Cookbook and Donation Platform


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ACF Teams USA win medals at IKA Culinary Olympics


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NEW! Chefs de Cuisine Video

Video of our 2020 Mardi Gras fundraiser, held at Andre's Banquet Center on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

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 Shrimp and Grits, by Chef Wade Bruhn. 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.