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5 Ways to Repurpose a Tea BagEliminating waste is not the only growing trend in the food industry. In many food service industries, there is a growing interest in food and beverage pairing. For example, Olive Garden includes a recommended wine on their menu listed...

The ACF’s reputation remains strong for demonstrating skill, knowledge, and professionalism to the foodservice industry.  For a chef or culinary professional, earning certification through the ACF is favorable for success in your career. The ACF puts it as: “Certification is the feather in the cap for a chef’s marketability.” You...

The ACF, American Culinary Federation, is “a professional organization for chefs and cooks, founded in 1929. The ACF is based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.”Certification through the American Culinary Federation demonstrates skill, knowledge, and professionalism to the foodservice industry....

According to a recent study by the NIH that surveyed around 30 million to 50 million Americans, around 65% of U.S. citizens are lactose intolerant.  However, that percentage has been decreasing over time. Further studies by Mark Thomas, an evolutionary geneticist at University College London...

Advance your Culinary Career with these Career Pathways!123ce.com provides the courses you need in order to upgrade your ACF Certification Level. In addition to the requirements listed below, you must provide documentation of three 30-hour courses in Nutrition, Food Safety and Sanitation, and Supervisory Management. If these courses were taken more than...

Food for the SoulFocusing on the nourishment of good food for our bodies is the driving force and inspiration for most every chef. Food affects the way we feel and provides the energy we need to make it through each day. This is one reason why the Chef...

Pineapple - the icon of fashion from phone cases and socks to pant and shirt designs, has become a significant image through media. The popularity of photographing and wearing this fruit as an accessory has trended through our media for over a year.  Although pineapple is viewed as...

Zero-Waste Each year, over 650 professional chefs and American Chef Federation (ACF) members are surveyed to predict up and coming food trends and to rule out old trends that are simply expired. In this year’s list of 140 items, a zero-waste cooking trend was voted as...

Food has one of the largest impacts on shaping people’s daily lives and their futures, which consequently leads to food trends and news in the food service industry constantly changing, updating, and shifting. At times, the food service industry drives new food trends.  Yet it’s...

Newest Course: Beverage Management, ACF-Approved 123ce.com launched a new course in Beverage Management and continues to offer the latest courses in food sanitation, nutrition, management and more. Adding the Beverage Management course for ACF certification keeps 123ce.com on the cutting edge for today's chefs and aspiring...