Who We Are

The Nation’s Capital Chef’s Association, a sub-chapter of the American Culinary Federation, is comprised of chefs and culinary enthusiasts throughout the greater Washington, DC area. Our membership hails from a host of food service operations: Restaurant, Hotel, High School and Post-Secondary Education, Military, Manufacturing, Convention, Country Club, and Personal Catering.

There are several levels of membership to fit your personal and professional needs. ACF Membership categories are: Professional Culinarian, Culinarian, Student Culinarian, Junior Culinarian, Associate and Allied.

The chapter meets monthly (generally, the third Monday of each month) at a location graciously hosted by the chef or property owner. Additionally, our Board is always looking for dedicated individuals to develop, coordinate and execute events.

  • Professional Knowledge 100% 100%
  • Supporting Growth & Success 100% 100%
  • Professional Skill 100% 100%
  • Honor, Fairness & Cooperation 100% 100%

Culinarian’s Code

As a proud member of the American Culinary Federation, I pledge to share my professional knowledge and skill with all culinarians. I will place honor, fairness, cooperation and consideration first when dealing with my colleagues. I will keep all comments professional and respectful when dealing with my colleagues. I will protect all members from the use of unfair means, unnecessary risks and unethical behavior when used against them for another’s personal gain. I will support the success, growth, and future of my colleagues and this great federation.

Adopted at Board of Governors
August 3, 2010