About Us

Welcome to the ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association!

T he purpose of our chapter is the advancement of the culinary profession and culinary awareness through education and certification of the membership, and close interaction with other local organizations. The chapter membership is composed of chefs, cooks, culinary educators, students, and purveyors from Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, and the surrounding area.

The American Culinary Federation, Inc., a professional, not-for-profit 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 Association of America. The principal goal of the founding chefs remains true to the ACF today – to promote the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education among Culinarians at all levels, from apprentices to the most accomplished Certified Master Chefs. Successful Culinarians know the value of belonging to the oldest and largest organization of chefs and cooks in the United States.

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Welcome to the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter. We invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings. Visit our national site to join and select the chapter nearest you.

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