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American Culinary Federation 
Chefs de Cuisine
Association of St. Louis, Inc.

The American Culinary Federation is the largest professional chefs' organization in North America, providing opportunities to network, compete and learn. The ACF local chapter is a non-profit organization that focuses on education and support of the culinary community in St Louis.


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Awards Announced at COY Dinner

The following awards were announced at the Chef of the Year Dinner Gala, held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. For more details, go here.

Presidential Awards

Brian Hardy, C.E.C., C.C.A., A.A.C.
Christy Schlafly

Tip of the Toque Award

South Tech High School Culinary Department:
Chefs Melissa Maness and David Bass

2019 Purveyor of the Year Award

Belmont Party Rentals (Paul Belmont)

2019 Restaurant of the Year Award

Nippon Tei

2020 Oliver Sommer Mentor Award

Brian Bernstein

2020 Dubois TC Chen Award

Bob Colosimo, C.E.C., C.C.A., A.A.C.

2020 Junior Culinarian of the Year Award

Luke Miller

2020 Chef of the Year Award

Logan Christensen, C.E.C.

Congratulations to all award winners!

Results of Officer Elections

The votes of our recent officer elections are in. They will be sworn in next January.

Our chapter officers for 2020-2021 are:

Chapter President

     Dan Holtgrave, CEC
     Scott Scheible, CEC
     Mark Williams, CC
     Brendan Brown, CEC

Junior officers for 2020 are:

Junior President

     Jared Kershaw, CC
Junior Vice President
     Nathan Yount

Junior Secretary

     Luke Miller, CC


See you in 2020!

All of our 2019 events are now past history; no chapter events remain for the remainder of this year. Of course, most of our members are now entering the busiest season of their year - Thanksgiving and all the year-end holidays.

Many of our committee chairs are already working on next year's event calendar. It is sure to be full. The one thing we know already is that, unfortunately, we will not be having our annual Survivor's Party in January. The best date for us to schedule our annual Mardi Gras fund raiser was Sunday, January 26, 2020. The board felt that trying to host both a Survivor Party and Mardi Gras so close together might negatively impact the fund-raising of Mardi Gras.

So, we look forward to seeing every next January at Mardi Gras!

Have a joyous holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

Unique Dinners
& Tastings



Farm to table, 5 course pre set meals, small plates, tasting stations...The dinners are constantly changing and most are available to members and their guests. Some dinners have limited availability; however, many of our "small plate" events are open to the public in large venues and support a great cause!


The chapter raises money for scholarships, education and for the community. Chef to Child reaches out to all ages in our school systems and brings adults and children together. Our apprenticeship program gives cooks the opportunity to learn while working from some of the top chefs in Saint Louis.

Fundraisers & Community Outreach


Top chefs, purveyors, teachers and farmers from around the country come to teach our chapter and foodies alike their craft. Some demonstrations are free and all are geared towards anyone who has the time and passion for this rewarding craft. Join and learn with our dedicated membership.