American Culinary Federation, Greater Baltimore Chapter

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American Culinary Federation, Greater Baltimore Chapter

The Greater Baltimore Chapter of the ACF is a professional organization of culinary arts students and professionals who host competitions, lectures, demos and networking opportunities within the culinary industry.

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York city by three chefs’ organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since its inception, little has changed in its principal goals. The ACF is an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

Every year the ACF holds the Northeast Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl competition, where students with their heads buried in five culinary textbooks, study questions on topics that range from nutrition to sanitation and from safety to the art of modern cooking. The Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl is a “Jeopardy”-style tournament that tests students’ culinary knowledge. The competition is open to student teams from ACF chapters, apprenticeship programs and accredited schools. Each team has four players and one alternate. The winning team advances to the national competition.

Click here to visit the official ACF page: http://www.acfchefs.org

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