Award Categories

National Awards

2020 Award Applications.

2020 Regional & National Presidential Award Nomination Forms:

Chapter Awards

Just Announced!

In 2020, competitions for both regional and national awards will be held over just five days at ACF National Convention: Dallas, July 19-23 2020.

Each region will have one full day to compete. At the end of the day, the highest-scoring competitors from each region will be announced as regional winners. After all four regions have competed, point totals will be tallied and the competitors and teams with the highest overall score will be our national winners, announced at the President’s Gala on Thursday night.

We believe these changes will provide numerous benefits to our competitors. They will only have to travel once to compete. They will only have to cook once. Everyone will have the same schedule, will cook in the same kitchens (provided by sponsor Southbend) and be judged by the same group of judges. More information is available online, or send an email to

Career Achievements

The honor of an American Culinary Federation (ACF) award proves skill, knowledge and professionalism in the culinary industry and can further your recognition as a qualified chef. These awards represent the highest honors ACF can bestow.

2019 Award Nominees