The American Culinary Federation (ACF) is the largest premier professional chefs organization, with 17,500+ members in over 150 chapters nationwide. Smithfield Culinary will execute our ACF partnership on three levels in 2020, including Nationally, Regionally and Locally, all designed to fully drive our culinary brand message as well as deliver our passion to partner with key chef decision makers across the country. We recently established an ACF-specific partnership – the Partners in Culinary Excellence program.
The future of foodservice is in the exciting minds of current culinary students, who bring a fresh passion and enthusiasm for food to the table. Therefore, it is crucial and beneficial to both us and our operator partners that Smithfield Culinary support their education. We do this through an enhanced philanthropic partnership with The Culinary Institute of America, which includes sponsorship of the Smithfield Culinary Student Teaching Kitchen and a product gift-in-kind program.