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.


Women currently working in the hospitality and culinary sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program. Funding must be apportioned by the end of this financial year and it is unsure when these grants will be available again. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 5pm on June 21: www.wla.edu.au/funding  

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Culinary Olympics Reunion
If you have been involved in the Culinary Olympics in any way (competitor, committee, supporter) & would be interested in being part of a reunion in approximately 12 months time in Brisbane TBC please contact Vince Crawley directly 0404 464 539. This will be a great opportunity for old friends to catch up.

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
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

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 10th 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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