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.
In 2019, 8 Teams of Chefs have the opportunity to pit their skills against each other and against the clock to prepare a 2 course menu for 40 covers.
ACF are offering an appearance fee of $1500 (T&C applies) for teams competing the in the competition as well as cash & prizes for the top 3 teams. MORE INFO
We are seeking 3 individuals to represent Australia at the Pacific Region Global Chef Competitions to be held on 23rd June at Foodservice Australia. Global Chefs Challenge, Global Pastry Chef Challenge, Global Young Chefs Competition – Hans Bueschkens Trophy. MORE INFO
Find a cooking partner and get your team together - you will both need to complete a registration form. Ten winning teams from the Regional and Metro cook-offs will then go on to compete at the National Final, to be held in Sydney this September Entries close 3rd May MORE INFO


caret-down caret-up caret-left caret-right
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"
ACF Principal Partner
ACF Partners


ACF Supporting Sponsors


Proudly Supporting