Our Mission

To develop and promote the level of professionalism of culinary professionals within the Cape and Island areas. 

Efforts will be focused on the needs, education, legislative issues and opportunities that arise from being a culinary professional on Cape Cod. We will assist in the personal and professional growth of the local chef community to ensure it will operate in a world class manner and allow all committed chefs to flourish both personally and professionally.



Career Recognition

Our certification program, competitions and awards will prove your skills as a professional culinarian and enhance your career opportunities.


Industry Trends

We keep our chefs abreast of culinary trends through seminars, magazines, newsletters, and workshops!



When it comes to educational culinary programs, ACFEF is the national accrediting commission for culinary and pastry education programs at postsecondary institutions and secondary programs.


ACF certification demonstrates skill, knowledge and professionalism.



Take a look at the link below to get a full understanding of all of the benefits.

Choose Membership

ACF offers multiple membership packages to best suit any chef.


Fill out a quick application through the ACF Cape Cod to determine eligibility.


October 2023 Meeting

Our second event of the season is coming up fast on Monday, October 2nd at Highfield Hall in Falmouth! This event will spotlight Highfield Hall’s public culinary education program and will feature food provided by chef Ricky Smith from The Coonamessett. Highfield will be expanding their culinary programming in 2024, and this event is a great opportunity to preview their plans…

September 2023 Members Only Social

Join us for our first event of the 2023-2024 season, a special ACF MEMBERS ONLY SOCIAL at The Pilot House in Sandwich! This laid-back event is a great opportunity to reconnect with your fellow ACF Cape Cod & Islands members and to make new connections in the culinary industry on Cape Cod and beyond. There will be a very brief business meeting…

2023 President’s Dinner at Cape Cod Coffee

Join us for our 2023 President’s Dinner at Cape Cod Coffee on Route 130 in Mashpee! This will be a casual, laid back event to celebrate our accomplishments and outstanding chefs and purveyor partners in the past year – and significant others are welcome to attend! Enjoy delicious passed appetizers and a casual dinner from Chef John and the culinary…

March 2023 Meeting at Sid Wainer

Join us for our March 2023 chapter meeting at Sid Wainer & Son’s headquarters and New Bedford! Yes, we are going OFF-CAPE for this month’s event! For this special event, we will tour Sid Wainer’s warehouse, distribution and headquarters facility and enjoy a culinary showcase of everything that they have to offer from produce to cheese and much more. We…

February 2023 Meeting at Upper Cape Tech

Join us for our February 2023 chapter meeting and culinary student showcase at Upper Cape Tech on Monday, February 6th! For this special evening, we will be joined by distinguished guest chef David Turcotte, CEC, AAC, HGT, USA Military Culinary Team Manager and Culinary Gold Medal winner for a spectacular presentation and demonstration in UCT’s demonstration kitchen. Learn new techniques…