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.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national ACF has created a program called ACF United. It has several components:
The American Culinary Federation has created a series of webinars on topics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on chefs and the foodservice industry. You can find them here.
The American Culinary Federation is offering a free Online Learning Bundle to all culinarians. If you find you have a little extra time on your hands and want to keep you skills sharp and mind active, consider signing up for an ACF online learning course. Click here to access the ACF Online Learning Center.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, we all find ourselves in an unexpected and unprecedented situation. The ACF has compiled a list of resources to available to assist those who are affected by COVID-19. You can find the list here.
The Ferdinand Metz / American Culinary Federation (ACF) Relief Fund
The Ferdinand Metz / American Culinary Federation (ACF) Relief Fund is established to provide timely financial assistance to chefs, cooks, culinarians and foodservice workers across America, experiencing hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Click here to learn more.
How Can They Help You?
You might have noticed that the ACF has been making rapid changes to their content platforms and services to offer their support during this challenging time. They want to hear from you so that they can meet your individual needs. New situations, questions, challenges and concerns are arising daily. There are also stories of positivity, and of chefs helping chefs and their communities. They want to hear it all. Please let them know what they can do to make your life easier during this crisis.
NEW! Chefs de Cuisine Video
Video of our 2020 Mardi Gras fundraiser, held at Andre's Banquet Center on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
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.
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.