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What started as a local boardwalk eatery now claims to be the fastest-growing doughnut shop in the U.S. “Duck Donuts” first opened in Duck, North Carolina in 2007. In just 10 years this franchise has opened over 167 stores, predominately along the East Coast. Dozens more...

CEC®/CEPC® Update As of January 1, 2018, the American Culinary Federation will require a 30-hour course in Cost Control Management. This requirement pertains to Certified Executive Chef (CEC) and Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEPC) careers.Therefore, 123ce.com is excited to announce it is is currently offering the...

Some chef professions require passing the ACF Written and Practical Exam. To find out if this step is necessary in receiving your certification, read our ACF Certification page: https://123ce.com/acf-certification/  Find your chef position and view under "additional requirements." If this is a requirement for you, the ACF...

In the recent ACF blog post, "9 Reasons to be a Chef", writer Paul Sorgule reflects on the moment he started his chef career and the journey of ups and downs that this career path has taken him on. Despite it all, he prides himself...

We are pleased to announce our new look! 123ce’s updated website is both functional and inviting. Designed with an emphasis on easy access to valuable information about our products and services in order to contribute to a positive user experience. Many of us are...

Turn your phone upside down. This significantly improves the field of depth of the photo for wide shots. It also captures a better angle of the food in the photo for close up photos along with enhancing texture and color. Tap your screen for...

Have you ever wanted to know the secrets inside a chef’s kitchen? Thanks to an article from Food Network, some shocking facts have been released after a recent survey to “find out everything we’ve always wanted to know.” Check it out, if you’re brave: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/25-things-chefs-never-tell-you...

We have provided the link to all PDF reading material on the ACF’s website. Whether you are looking for more information on the ACF organization, details on Membership, Certification, Events, Partnerships...