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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.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
New Unified national peak body to represent Australia’s Chefs
Following a historic vote, a new nationally based Australian Culinary Federation (ACF) will now represent professional chefs, cooks, apprentices and culinary students across the nation.
Previously, the ACF was made up of separate and largely autonomous state/territory chapters, which shared a common ACF branding.
Following a nationwide ballot of all ACF members, there was unanimous support to replace these chapters with a single unified national body to better represent member interests.
“Australia’s chefs will now have a single national voice and a single nationally-based membership organisation to represent them,” said ACF National President Karen Doyle
“This will ensure consistency of message in our nationwide advocacy and will deliver even better outcomes for our members.”
“It also recognises the well-known fact that chefs may move across Australia and beyond in the course of their careers. Their ACF membership will stay with them and will eliminate duplicated administrative and procedures that existed separately in each state/territory.”
In its history, the ACF has already delivered many outcomes for its members including
Centralised membership management
Establish a head office with paid employee
Establish young chef’s clubs in each chapter
“We look forward to building on this proud heritage and delivering even better results for our members across Australia,” Ms. Deb Foreman ACF Secretary / General Manager said
“The main challenge at present impacting our members, and the hospitality industry in general, is obviously COVID. A single national ACF voice is absolutely essential to effectively represent the needs of our members in these challenging times,” Ms. Doyle concluded.
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”
Executive Chef, The Star Gold Coast