Join ACF

If you would like to become a new member of the ACF Columbus Chapter contact Jason Knapp at (614) 579-9010. Jason will answer your questions and send you a complete membership information packet. Click below to download application forms.

Membership Types

  • Professional Culinarian – is the professional/chef with 3 years or more of full time employment in the culinary profession.
  • Culinarian – is for the new professional, someone with a minimum of 6 months full time employment who is pursuing on-the-job training and building a résumé to take on more responsibility.
  • Student Culinarian – is a registered apprentice or a student in the post-secondary culinary education program with less than 2 years of full-time employment.
  • Junior Culinarian – is the high school student between the ages of 16 and 18.
  • Associate Membership – is for any group, corporation or company that provides products or services to the culinary profession.
  • Allied Membership – is for those in professions related to the culinary profession, such as a nutritionist, dietician, bartender, waiter, restaurant manager or owner.
  • Culinary Enthusiast – is someone who has a passion for the culinary arts. Home cooks to gourmets are welcome at this level.
  • Property Membership – allows companies to purchase ACF memberships for culinarians at a reduced rate.

Yearly Membership Dues Structure
Effective 01/28/2011

  • $200 allied
  • $240 associate
  • $100 culinarian
  • $145 culinary enthusiast
  • $70 junior culinarian age 16-18
  • $200 professional
  • $100 student culinarian

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