ACF Digital Magazines

We Are Chefs

We are Chefs is the American Culinary Federation’s brand-new digital content hub. It houses the new and improved ACF blog, delivering timely industry news, updates about the Federation and its members and content produced by member chefs, as well as the brand-new Sizzle and digital articles from the pages of the National Culinary Review.

Go to the We are Chefs website to receive alerts about stories from We Are Chefs.

The National Culinary Review

The National Culinary Review (NCR) is read by more than 20,000 chefs and culinary professionals who value its insightful articles on food, drink and menu trends, product application, management and lifestyle issues, recipes and professional development. Launched in 1932, NCR is the flagship publication of the American Culinary Federation, publishing six issues a year.  or included free with the purchase of a print subscription.

Access to the digital version is provided at no charge to ACF members on We are Chefs/NCR, including an in-depth history of the first 90 years of the ACF, a remembrance of Horn and Hardart automats and a look at where culinary education is headed in the 21st century.

Go to the We are Chefs website  and log in to read a full digital version of the latest NCR and several years of archives.



Sizzle is the ACF’s award-winning publication for culinary arts students and dedicated to enhancing their learning and well-being. With a voice that speaks to future chefs, Sizzle offers expert knowledge about the food service industry from those who know it best: the ACF and its member chefs.

Stay on top of emerging trends and topics that matter to culinary students with updates every Tuesday at We are Chefs/Sizzle.

Articles include information on emerging job markets, mentoring, continuing education, culinary trends and product application, as well as scholarship information and culinary/pastry techniques.


Back of the House

Back of the House is a feature of We are Chefs that provides specific content from NCR, Sizzle, their recipe repository, and other resources. Back of the House features the latest updates from the ACF, including recipes, news and articles for and by ACF member chefs, foodservice industry professionals, culinary students and enthusiasts. Check it out at We are Chefs/ BoH.