Culinarian’s Code

As a proud member of the American Culinary Federation, I pledge to share my professional knowledge and skill with all culinarians. I will place honor, fairness, cooperation and consideration first when dealing with my colleagues. I will keep all comments professional and respectful when dealing with my colleagues. I will protect all members from the use of unfair means, unnecessary risks and unethical behavior when used against them for another’s personal gain. I will support the success, growth, and future of my colleagues and this great federation.


J. Martin Lowry, Executive Chef at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club, will be receiving the Springfield-Branson ACF Chapter Scholarship to attend the ACF National Show and Convention to be held in New Orleans this July. 

Robert Heald, chef at the Oasis Convention Center, will be receiving the Springfield-Branson ACF Chapter scholarship to attend Chef Connect Regional Conference in March 

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Springfield/Branson Chefs’ Association is hosting a two-day charcuterie seminar with Chef Brian Polcyn, author and charcuterie expert, on September 8 and 9. Discounts are offered for ACF members and for early registration, as well as discounted room rates at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, where the event will be hosted. Follow the links to the Registration Site and to view the flyer.

ACF Golf Tournament 2019 will be at Millwood on June 24, with 9:00 am registration, and 10:00 am shotgun tee time. Follow the links to the Registration Site and to view the flyer.












The Springfield Branson ACF Chapter offers yearly scholarships to its members for costs to attend the regional and national ACF conferences including travel, lodging, and conference fees. 

  Application and eligibility requirements can be downloaded here.






2019 National Events

The American Culinary Federation (ACF), the leading membership organization for chefs and culinary professionals in North America, will host three professional development events in 2019: ChefConnect Atlantic City, February 24‐26 at Caesars and Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ; ChefConnect Minneapolis, March 31-April 2; and
ACF National Convention & Show, August 4-8, 2019 in Orlando at the World Center Marriot.  Each event includes educational seminars, culinary demonstrations, hands-on workshops, industry exhibits, a career fair and networking opportunities. By attending these events, culinary professionals gather actionable insights to bring home to their classrooms, employees,and kitchens and earn continuing education hours to acquire and maintain ACF certifications.The American Culinary Federation is currently seeking culinary influencers and industry leaders to present educational sessions, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops at all three events. Topics can range from innovative trends and techniques to skills development, baking and pastry, health and wellness, culinary management, educator development and more. For more information, visit .
Detailed event schedules and registration information is available at
Discounted rates are available prior to early registration deadlines.