Washington State Chef's



Our ACF Washington State Chefs Chapter wants to help ALL of our members.

As a Chef’s association, we have decided to help all culinarians, chefs, cooks, bakers, and pastry chefs. Anyone that is a member of our chapter is eligible for payment of their certification. We will pay all fees associated with the process. We want to help your career path towards a more successful culinary experience. More and more employers are looking for qualified experienced and educated employees. ACF Certification proves your knowledge and practical skill level. 

Once you pass the final written and practical test and receive your ACF certification send us the receipts and we will reimburse your personal cost. 

Example of cost for certification:

$50.00      ACF Application fee

$75.00      Written exam fee

$50.00      ACF Practical exam fee

$50.00      Host site fee

$160.00    Final ACF Application fee per tested level (varies on level)

$385.00 Total refund reimbursement 

After you receive your ACF Certification, send your receipt fee to:
Chef Tony Parker CEC AAC
Office number: (425) 235-2352, Ext. 2437
Email Chef Parker at: tparker@rtc.edu

With thousands of chefs competing in the job market, it is important to set yourself apart. Certifications are open to chefs, cooks, bakers, culinary educators, and administrators. The ACF offers 14 different certification designations. Many corporations require certification for key positions.,

Certification Information

Covid-19 Update: We are still having in-person certification exams. View the dates below.  All candidates need to register on the ACF website for access to any of these practical exams.

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General Certification Information

Practical and Written Exams Info

Certification Levels

ACF Test Dates

Saturday, January 27, 2024
Saturday, May 18, 2024
Saturday, October 19, 2024

All are at Maynard’s Restaurant from 7am to 2pm.

Maynard’s Restaurant
(360) 200-1995

Practical Exam Registration

Process for testing candidates:
  1. Complete Candidate application form and mail to ACF with $50.
  2. Send copy of application form and two separate checks in the amount of $50 to Maynard’s (facility use) and $50 to WSCA Education Fund.
  3. Mail checks to:
    1600-B SW Dash Pt. Rd. #1096
    Federal Way, WA 98023
    Attn:  JJ Meland

Contact our local certification representative for more details:
JJ Meland – Maynard’s Silverdale