Welcome to The Australian Culinary Federation

The Australian Culinary Federation is the peak industry organisation representing professional Chefs, Cooks, Apprentices & Culinary Students.
We participate & advise in the establishment, maintenance & improvement of Australian Culinary Competitions.
We are committed to developing the professional skills & knowledge of our members.
We inspire camaraderie through social & professional networking.


UpFront | May 2019 from Hello Foodservice on Vimeo.

Top tips to manage your anger in the kitchen - from Staff Canteen By Barry Hancox

We all know what a stressful environment the kitchen can be and I have, personally, witnessed some examples of rage in the workplace. It goes without saying that a positive atmosphere can only lead to staff retention and recruitment success. Given the current climate surely this is of vital importance. We need to have a happy ship to continue successfully.
In my time in hospitality I have had some experience of a stressful kitchen atmosphere. It’s a situation which needs to be dealt with and managed as a matter of urgency if you are to prevent a crisis. It may not always be the most positive outcome for some individuals but you always need to protect your workforce and create as positive environment as possible.
It’s time to move on from all physical and verbal abuse in the workplace and it’s up to you to manage your own anger and those around you. Read More

upcoming events

5th VIC Crown Team Dinner at University House
17th VIC Italian Chefs Dinner at University House
17th NSW ACT Networking at Indu Dining 
24th QLD Charity Dinner at Fitzy's Loganholme
24th Youth Team Fundraising Dinner
25th Restaurant Challenge & Global Chef Awards Presentation
26th FNQ Networking Lunch at Reef House
8 Teams have been selected to compete Monday 24th  Crown Melbourne, Federation Of Italian Chefs, Cape Lodge,  Australian Youth Team Tuesday 25th Tasmania, Country Club Tasmania, New Zealand, & Fiji. Best of Luck to you all

Country Club Tas


Crown Victoria

Youth Team


New Zealand

Italian Chefs

Matthew Lee from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has been selected to represent Australia in the Worldchefs Pacific Region Global Chef Competition to be held at Foodservice Australia on Sunday 23rd June. The Global Young Chefs Competitor selected is Rebecca Merhi for Star Sydney. they will both be competing against chefs from New Zealand, Fiji & Cook Islands

Acceptance letters have been emailed & successful entrants have been announced


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Andre Kropp Executive Chef, Wrest Point Casino Hobart
“I’d like to congratulate and say well done to the Australian Culinary Federation and its  industry partners for a successful 2018, it is exciting to see industry come together and work  toward a common goal. The opportunities the ACF brings to industry through competitions and  educational workshops is valuable to the next generation of Chefs"
Dustin Osuch Executive Chef, The Star Gold Coast
“I am proud to be a member of an organisation that brings together like minded industry  professionals to support the younger generation of chefs on their culinary journey. The ACF  provides valuable educational workshops and competitions that fuel their passion for cooking,  and also give them tremendous opportunities to grow and learn"
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