American Culinary Federation

ACF Training, Certification, and Upcoming Events


The American Culinary Federation, ACF, certification signifies the highest level professionalism in the industry.  The ACF is also recognized as the authority on cooking in America. Renton Technical College, in partnership with the ACF, are excited to offer this new opportunity.  This program is open to military servicemen and women, as well as the general public in the following professions:
  • Cooks
  • Chefs
  • Bakers
  • Culinary Educators
  • Foodservice Managers
  • Administrators
  • Food preparation personnel


In the following certification levels:
  • Certified Culinarian (CC)
  • Certified Sous Chef (CSC)
  • Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC)
  • Certified Executive Chef (CEC)
  • Certified Culinary Educator (CCE)
  • Certified Culinary Administrator (CCA)
Please visit the ACF Certification website for further information.

The partnership will be offering the following training:

  • 60 Hour Course - Two week intensive training to include lectures, demonstrations and kitchen hands-on practice of the fundamentals of cooking in an effort to improve already learned cooking and baking skills. In addition, this course will assist a Culinarian in preparing for the American Culinary Federation certification test for Certified Culinarian exam. Deboning chicken, filleting a fish, various cooking methodologies (poaching, roasting, braising, stewing, sautéing, broiling, frying, etc.) knife skills for various vegetable cuts, basic dressings, marinades, and sauces will all be reviewed, demonstrated and completed in this fast paced course. Important sanitation techniques will be stressed throughout this course.
  • 16 Hour Refresher Course - This two-day course will assist you in preparing for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Culinarian exam. Students have an opportunity to practice their knife skills, cooking methods, deboning chicken, filleting fish, making tomato concassée and other exam requirements. Come prepared for this high-speed culinary opportunity before the next ACF certification exam.
  • Continuing ED Courses - Various Continuing Education Courses

Certification Testing:  

This four-hour practical examination is for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) practical certification exams. Students need to contact the administrator two-weeks prior to the exam and identify which ACF practical certification examination they would be testing for. Navy students will have a military voucher that is redeemed by the Navy.  

Testing takes place from 7am-12noon on the following dates:

Feb. 26, 2011

Oct. 8, 2011

Aug. 13, 2011

For further questions, please call 425-235-5854, ext. 1.


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