Our Supporters

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.
Look inside >
September 2017


DRURY UNIVERSITY is currently seeking and Executive Chef. Interested candidates should contact Tammy Burton, Human Resources Manager, 1000 W Nifong Blvd, Bldg 3 Suite 220, Columbia, MO 65203 PH (573) 445-4321 X 211

Are your ACF dues paid? Chapter officer elections are being held now for members only. To join or renew online, click here. Ballots must be received by November 6. Email Secretary Jason Pooker at: jpooker@springfieldoasis.com




The Springfield Branson ACF Chapter offers two yearly scholarships to its members for costs to attend the regional and national ACF conferences including travel, lodging, and conference fees. All applications for scholarship aid for Regional Conference in Newport Beach, CA must be received by November 6. Application and eligibility requirements can be downloaded here.



Thank you to Chef Jeff Ward, Chef Paul Trout, and the students at Ozarks Technical Community College culinary department for hosting our chapter meeting, dinner, and presentation in October.

2018 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 2018: ChefConnect Charlotte, February 25‐27 in Charlotte, North Carolina; ChefConnect Newport Beach, March 18-20 in California; and
Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, July 15-19, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana.
The regional ChefConnect conferences and national convention will focus on the theme of transformation, working to empower individuals to “Be the Change…” in their professional and personal lives. Robust program schedules will allow attendees to select professional development opportunities tailored to their areas of interest. 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. The deadline for proposals is September 30, 2017. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org .
Detailed event schedules and registration information is available at www.acfchefs.org/events.
Discounted rates are available prior to early registration deadlines.