Red River Valley Chef’s Association

The Red River Valley Chef’s Association, a chapter of the American Culinary Federation, is a professional organization for chefs and cooks promoting the professional image of chefs in the Red River Valley through education of culinarians at all levels.

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What is the The Red River Valley Chef’s Association?

The Red River Valley Chef’s Association is a chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), a professional organization for chefs and cooks based on promoting the professional image of American chefs through education of culinarians at all levels.

The ACF was founded in 1929 in New York City by three chefs’ organizations: the Société Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals.

ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to the Chef & Child Foundation, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and combat childhood obesity.

We offer culinary competitions, certification, a national apprenticeship program, regional and national events,publications and much more to help foster the growth of professional chefs and the foodservice industry. If you are not part of our organization, we invite you to join us and gain access to the best culinary resources available.

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The Red River Valley Chef’s Association meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30 pm.

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ACF Membership

Membership categories are designed to follow your professional culinary career. Choose the designation that best describes you.

Professional Culinarian – A Culinarian with a minimum of three years full-time employment in the culinary profession.

Culinarian – A Culinarian is an individual not involved in the management or supervision of staff, with a minimum of 6 months full time employment. A Culinarian should be pursuing on-the-job training and experience necessary to advance to the membership level of Professional Culinarian. A culinarian membership is subject to a limit of five years.

Student Culinarian – A Student Culinarian is a student or apprentice with less than two years full-time employment, a student enrolled in an accredited postsecondary culinary education program, or a registered apprentice as defined by the ACF apprenticeship training program. A student membership is subject to a limit of four years.

Junior Culinarian – A Junior Culinarian is a high-school student between 16 and 18 years of age.

Associate – An Associate Member is a representative of a group, company or corporation providing products or services to the culinary profession.

Allied – An Allied Member is an individual employed in a field related to the culinary profession (such as dietitians, nutritionists, and restaurant managers or owners).

Culinary Enthusiast – A Culinary Enthusiast Member is an individual that is not employed in a culinary field, but has a passion for the culinary arts. Individuals who enjoy cooking, baking, dining at independent restaurants, or who may have their favorite chef on speed dial should join as an Enthusiast.

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Feed your passion for food through membership in the largest culinary organization, and the only organization promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

With your membership comes discounts like:

  • Up to $150 savings on Certification & Practical Test Fees
  • Up to $275 savings on registration fees at the ACF regional and national conferences
  • 10–50% savings on products and services from our Members Advantage Program participants
  • Up to $500 savings on Conferences and Trade Shows from culinary industry partners