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ACF NAtional Convention in Orlando Florida



Experience a world of possibilities when staying at Orlando World Center Marriott. Make a splash at Falls Pool Oasis, enjoy a round of 18 holes at our championship golf course, dine at our onsite restaurants and lounges or relax with a message at our full service spa (temporarily closed due to COVID, scheduled to reopen in the Spring).

If you’re a chef exploring new ideas and flavors, a student looking to gain experience or a foodservice professional keeping atop the latest and greatest, we’ve got plenty of educational and networking opportunities for you onsite & virtually as well!

COVID-19 Precautions
Due to the Global Pandemic COVID-19, ACF has taken precautions to ensure the health and safety of our members and attendees at the 2021 National Convention this August.
Some of these measures include directional signage throughout the conference and tradeshow floor, six foot seat spacing at sessions, floor decals at registration counters and in front of all entryways. As a reminder, attendees should not attend if they are sick, but hand sanitizer and extra masks will be available.
All food provided will be covered with plastic containers and plexi-glass sneeze guards will be in place at our registration desks and everywhere food is served.
ACF is excited to see our members in person and we are prepared to do so safely.

Robert Bray, General Manager of the Marriott Orlando World Center, welcomes the ACF and shares the steps they are taking to make events safe at their venue.

The Orlando World Center Marriott will host ACF National Convention 2021: Orlando.

At Orlando World Center Marriott, ACF attendees will receive discounted rates of $177 per night (plus resort & tax fees listed below). Reservations must be made by July 12, 2021, in order to receive this discounted rate.

As an added value, the Hotel will not impose a mandatory Resort fee to the ACF Group (currently $35 per room per night) This fee covers several amenities - ACF attendees must understand that you will be responsible for purchasing on an a la carte basis any services covered by the resort fee at the rate in effect at the time of the event.

  • Enhanced in-room wireless internet for up to 6 devices
  • Unlimited local and domestic long distance calls
  • Bottled Water (two 10oz bottles) replenished once daily with housekeeping service
  • Daily scheduled shuttle service to Disney Parks for up to 4 guests
  • Daily Dining Credit of $20.00 per room night valid on restaurant charges excluding Starbucks and gift shop purchases. Credit is not cumulative during stay and must be a room charge to apply.
  • Nightly scheduled shuttle service to Disney Springs for up to 4 guests
  • Complimentary mini golf for up to 4 people
  • 15% discount on retail pricing for spa services (excludes merchandise)- Marriott’s spa is currently closed due to COVID-19. We will update the page when a re-opening date is provided.
  • 15% discount off retail rates for green fee rates (excludes merchandise)
The standard resort room tax of 12.5% (tax is subject to change), will be charged in addition to the room rates set forth above.


Upcoming Practical Exams

Upcoming Practical Exams

Below is a chronological listing of upcoming practical exams. To register for a practical exam please click on the link in the listing below. Learn more about the registration process. Courses


ACF Certification Page

Your go-to guide for the certification process and requirements for ACF Certification! This is a simple tool to help students get into the right courses at the right time to maintain cutting-edge culinary skills. 

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Benefits of ACF Certification

  • Enhances reputation by proving the chef has the knowledge and skills required for a position
  • Instills self-confidence when the chef achieves the goal of earning a reputable, challenging and quality-driven credential
  • Proves that the chef can collaborate with others to cultivate new and innovative culinary techniques and skills.
  • Shows that the chef embraces continuing education as a life-long goal for continual improvement and mastery of the culinary arts
  • Communicates that the chef upholds the Culinarian’s Code of Ethics, including conducting oneself with honesty, integrity and fairness in providing professional service


30-Hour Courses Only $132 and 8-Hour Courses Only $55

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Learn More About Certification

Become A Member Of ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Inc.

GA011 – ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc.

  • Take your place in ACF, the only organization promoting the professional image of chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels. Network with renowned chefs, top industry professionals and executives.
  • Big Savings!
    • Up to $200 savings on Certification Fees
    • Up to $500 savings on registration fees at the ACF regional and national conferences
    • Up to 50% savings on products and services from our Members Advantage Program participants
  • Get involved through participation in your local ACF Chapter.
  • Propel your career through Certification.
  • Access ACF’s Career Center…Our web-based service allows job seekers to post résumés and view open positions across the nation.
  • Access the latest trends with The National Culinary Review, ACF’s award-winning magazine.
  • Reach culinary students and educators through our digital magazine, Sizzle: The American Culinary Federation quarterly for students of cooking.
  • Receive up-to-date ACF news in The Culinary Insider, the official biweekly e-newsletter.
  • E-Shop. ACF’s online store with culinary books, textbooks, cookbooks, ACF logo merchandise and more!
  • Competitions – Participation in our local, regional or national ACF-sanctioned competitions.
  • Access to the ACF Private Insurance Exchange, with insurance plans for health, dental, vision, pet, and more available to member chefs and their staffs.
  • Gain access to a global network…World Association of Chefs Societies, or Worldchefs, comprised of 8 million chefs worldwide in 92 countries.


Below you will find our member pricing and basic chapter information. If you would like more information on our chapter, please attend one of our meetings or contact us. [Learn more about us.]

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2021 Board of Directors

Please congratulate the 2020-2021 ACF – Atlanta Chefs Association on their achievements. We will accomplish great things together!

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