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.


Dear President Chef Karen Doyle,
Greetings to you and the entire ACF members. On behalf of the Executive Board, Continental Directors and Committees of Worldchefs, I am taking the opportunity in writing to you personally to congratulate you to your recent election and the position of President of the ACF – Australian Culinary Federation. We all are looking forward to a continuous together and towards an excellent cooperation between Worldchefs and the ACF. I’m very confident that you will add a lot of wisdom and experience to your already very well-established federation, nationally and internationally. We look forward working with you and wishing you the best of luck for all upcoming events and activities. I wish you the biggest success during your mandate as ACF President.
Sending you the best culinary regards Thomas A. Gugler, President - Worldchefs


A truly once in a lifetime experience underway for our national winners! Billy Fox and Matt Wills are working with the Massimo Bottura team of Osteria Francescana, n1 restaurant in the world! Fox and Wills on Tour! Our gladiators arrived in Roma, then to Bologna and now down to Rimini...
WCWB Americas in Aid 2019 Promotes a Chef's Social Responsibility
World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB) recently held Americas in Aid 2019 in conjunction with host American Culinary Federation (ACF) Tampa Bay Chapter in Florida, USA.  As part of the WCWB Chef’s Social Responsibility, the first event was held at St. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen in Clearwater. ACF National President Stafford DeCambra joined the WCWB Committee Members, ACF Tampa Bay Chapter members and Fort Harrison chefs to serve over 250 meals at the shelter. The chefs also distributed take away meal packs and dental hygiene kits donated and organized through the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter.  READ MORE
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


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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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