Australian Culinary Federation

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Dedicated to Promoting Camaraderie & Culinary Education of Chefs Cooks, Apprentices & Culinary Students


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.

What We Do


I hope you and your family are well & staying safe during this time. It is a tough time for all industries especially the hospitality industry, which has led to increased conversation at a National Board level and has highlighted the awareness that it would be beneficial for the ACF to become a National body or a single-entity professional association at this point in time.
The volunteer leaders/presidents of the national, state and territory associations have agreed to embark on a process to consider and investigate a restructure of the eight separate incorporated and unincorporated entities/ organisations into a single-entity professional association. I am aware that has been discussed several times in the history of the association but was not initiated.There has been discussion at both state and national levels, that for the ACF to become a truly representative body of all Chefs, Cooks, Apprentices and Culinary Students, it needs to be the one voice of all its members. The proposed change is to merge all Chapters into one organisation that represents all individual members on a National basis with one voice instead of eight. This would mean that all “ordinary members” currently a member of their Chapter would be a member of the National Association. This is how many of our fellow global Chefs Associations have gone for many years and has allowed these organisations that have a national approach to been seen by its members as being beneficial.

Regards President Karen Doyle




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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”

ABN 25 295 509 980 

PO Box 115

Kew East VIC 3102
PH 0412 670 923

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