The ACF: The Standard of Excellence for Chefs
From the ACF website:
The ACF is now the largest professional chefs’ organization in North America. They are made up of more than 15,000 members belonging to more than 150 chapters in four regions across the U.S.
The ACF is the leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship, competitions and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive culinary certification program in the world. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international competitions.