Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show is an annual event which offers professional development opportunities through informative business seminars, forums, cutting edge demonstrations, hands-on workshops and networking. The show includes competitions as well as foodservice exhibitors featuring their latest culinary products and services.
Whether you are a seasoned chef or a student new to the kitchen, Cook. Craft. Create. offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for this amazing convention in Phoenix!
Why should I attend?
As an attendee of an ACF event you are provided with the latest information on culinary innovations, networking opportunities for building strategic businesses partnerships, educational seminars and demos, trade shows and social functions. Most of these functions are applicable towards continuing education hours.
ChefConnect and Cook. Craft. Create. provide you with a way to meet face-to-face with your peers in the industry. The events include networking opportunities through meal functions, trade shows, social functions and more. Whether you plan to establish new relationships, or catch up with old friends, these are opportunities you cannot miss and something you can expect at every ACF event.
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City by three chefs' organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.
In 1976, ACF forever changed the culinary industry by elevating the position of the executive chef from service status to the professional category in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Official Titles. Since this change, the culinary industry and our organization have grown tremendously. Today, ACF is the largest professional chefs organization in North America. We are made up of more than 17,500 members who belong to nearly 200 chapters in four regions across the United States.