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.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

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Career Recognition

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

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Industry Trends

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

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Education

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.

BECOME ACF CERTIFIED

ACF certification demonstrates skill, knowledge and professionalism.

HOW TO JOIN

Learn

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.

Apply

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

DON’T MISS OUR NEXT EVENT!

October Chapter Meeting at Naukabout

ACF Cape Cod and the Islands is back in action on Monday, October 3rd at Naukabout Brewing Company in Mashpee! Join us for an evening of great food, craft beed and a keynote address from chef and cookbook author Keith Sarasin. Chef Sarasin is a nationally-recognized chef, author, food researcher, YouTube star and restaurant consultant. Keith will talk about his…

June President’s Dinner at The Coonamessett

Join us for our 2022 President’s Dinner and awards night at The Coonamessett on Monday, June 13th at 6:00 pm! ACF chefs will be celebrating the 2022 summer season with a barbecue-themed showcase to close out our 2021-2022 event season as we all are in the thick of what is sure to be one of the busiest summers ever. Enjoy…

April Chapter Meeting at The Coonamessett

Join us for our April chapter meeting at The Coonamessett! John Norton and his team will be showcasing their culinary skills in The Coonamessett’s recently renovated dining room with its stunning views. Come hungry for a dine-around and network with the best culinary professionals on Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Shore!   🐝 🐝 Here Comes the Honey: 🐝🐝…

March Chapter Meeting – Get Trapt at The Lobster Trap!

Join us for our March meeting and Get Trapt at The Lobster Trap in Bourne! Always one of our most popular events, our March meeting is a chance to enjoy the culinary and cocktail talents of one of the Cape’s signature dining destinations. The Lobster Trap team always has a few tricks up their sleeves, making this an event you…

Back to School – February 7 Event at Upper Cape Tech

Join us for our first member meeting of 2022 at Upper Cape Tech on Monday, February 7th, where culinary instructor Chef Joseph Ellia and his students will produce a ‘Restaurant Wars’ style demonstration of what the next generation of culinary talent is capable of.  Tour the culinary facilities of UCT and watch the students in action as they are assisted by local chefs…