July is National Culinary Arts Month

National Culinary Arts MonthThroughout the month of July we celebrate and salute National Culinary Arts Month. The month-long observance promotes awareness of professional chefs, cooks and their contributions to dining excellence and innovative culinary trends.

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City by three chefs’ organizations: the Société Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to the Chef & Child Foundation, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity.

For more information about the American Culinary Federation, Inc., visit http://www.acfchefs.org/. To learn more about top cooking schools, specialty and international schools, as well as culinary schools by state in the U.S., visit http://www.culinaryschools.org/. Happy cooking!

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