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What is the ACF and Why Become ACF Certified?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...

Successful Restaurants “Sweat the Small Stuff”Hospitality-based businesses, such as hotels or restaurants, are common places for certified chefs to work. Chefs understand the importance of pleasing the guest/customer. Consequently, customers can also be quite difficult to please. Every minor detail leaves an impression on each...

Student Testimonial #1: "A very valuable experience. The structure of the program was perfect for me and easy to navigate." - T. Martin for Cost Control Management #331Student Testimonial #2: "Informative Course" - T. Leo. for Intro to Food Safety & HACCP #354Student Testimonial #3: "I have been...

123ce.com has been helping chefs and cooks advance their career through ACF Certification since 1984. Whether you are a line cook or pastry chef looking to gain your initial ACF Certification, or an already ACF Certified chef looking to advance to the next level, 123ce.com...

Recently, the ACF updated the mandatory requirements for Personal Chefs. This mandatory requirement was updated for both the PCC Designation (Personal Certified Chef) and the PCEC Designation (Personal Certified Executive Chef). Therefore, 123ce has freshened up our course menu to help chefs easily fulfill the...

This interview was originally published by the ACF Sizzle Magazine, Winter 2017 edition. Written by Stacy Gammill.Paul Sorgule, MS, AAC, is the president of Harvest America Ventures, a consulting firm for restaurants and culinary arts programs. An avid competitor, Chef Sorgule was a member of...

Recently, the ACF began requiring a 30-hour certification course in Business Management. Therefore, 123ce.com  has added a new course in Chef Business Management! Because 123ce strives to offer the most in food safety, nutrition, management, and more, the online courses for ACF certification or re-certification are...

Learn More by clicking play below, we hope you enjoy the video!   123ce 123 offers over 13 different courses on management in a culinary field and all courses are ACF approved. Learn how to perform your job more efficiently and effectively with a review and update on...

Move Up in Your CareerAdvance from a CC® or CPC® candidate to a Certified Sous Chef or Certified Working Pastry Chef Designation in as little as three years with our ACF Approved Courses. Certain refresher courses and updated work experience may be all that is...