Join

    Join ACF! Download our membership application here.

    Dear Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland perspective member,

    Have you thought about joining our Chapter fulltime?

    Hopefully, you have taken advantage of the abundant ways your CCPC membership can help you advance your career. If not, there's still time to reap the rewards of an investment in your future. Invaluable information on the CCPC web site and blog, countless networking opportunities, education through conferences and seminars, are just a few of the ways members profit from CCPC. Membership dues help support the Chapter's standards activities and educational goals.

    The same reasons why you participate in the CCPC in the first place are still applicable now: valuable knowledge to aid you in the workplace, plentiful contacts to offer inside information on industry news on ways to increase your job performance.

    As a CCPC member, you receive the following support from our National office;
    The Latest in Industry Trends
    We keep our chefs abreast of culinary trends through:

    Seminars and workshops at local, regional and national events
    Our flagship magazine, The National Culinary Review
    Our bi-weekly eNewsletter, The Culinary Insider

    Career Recognition
    In a competitive industry such as ours, it's important to set yourself apart from the competition. Our certification program, competitions and awards will prove your skills as a professional Culinarian and enhance your career opportunities.
    Accreditation for Culinary Education
    When it comes to educational culinary programs, ACF is the national accrediting commission for culinary and pastry education programs at post-secondary institutions and secondary programs.
    An Honor Society
    The America Academy of Chefs (AAC) promotes high standards and professionalism for the culinary arts. AAC ensure the future of the culinary industry through mentoring and scholarship programs.
    Representation in International Competitions
    ACF Culinary Team USA represents the United States in multiple national and international competitions. Team USA exemplifies professionalism and creativity and has a long history of gold medals and world titles.
    Access to a Million-Member Intercontinental Society
    World Association of Chefs Society (WACS) is a global network comprised of 75 official chefs associations. Every ACF member is simultaneously enrolled in WACS.
    A Fight Against Childhood Hunger and Obesity
    As a leading voice in the fight against childhood hunger and obesity, the Chef & Child Foundation provides education and assistance to promote the understanding of proper nutrition.

    Product Quality Assurance
    Unlike other culinary product assurance programs, ACF's Seal of Approval program tests for more than just taste. ACF's Seal represents quality in an entire product, including application and ease of use, physical properties and performance.
    A National Apprenticeship Program
    To become a skilled culinary professional, hands-on experience is a must. American Culinary Federation (ACF) operates two and three year apprenticeship programs that combine on-the-job training with technical classroom instruction.
    Don't miss out! Send in attached application now and receive the invaluable membership benefits you've become accustomed to, at a price you can't beat. These services are available to members only, at an affordable rate you can only get from CCPC.

    Sincerely,

    Your ACF Chefs and Culinary Professionals of Chicagoland Board