Industry Resources


DMA promotes

DMA promotes

farm to table and local growers

Harvest America Ventures, LLC is a restaurant and culinary school consulting firm focused on operational assessment, concept development, and comprehensive training programs geared towards assisting these businesses reach their performance goals. Click here for more information.


The American Culinary Federation (ACF) is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to the Chef & Child Foundation, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and combat childhood obesity.

ACF offers culinary competitions, certification, a national apprenticeship program, regional and national events, publications and much more to help foster the growth of professional chefs and the foodservice industry. If you are not part of our organization, we invite you to join us and gain access to the best culinary resources available.

DMA encourages the (ACF) Certification Program

What ACF certification means to an employer

  • Your skills and culinary expertise have reached a set benchmark
  • You are well versed in culinary nutrition and food safety and sanitation
  • You understand the responsibilities of culinary supervisory management
  • You recognize the importance of high standards for food preparation
  • You take charge of your professional development and career


“An Industry Leader in Foodservice Solutions”

Restaurant and Institutional Equipment & Furniture Foodservice Operations
(Specializing in Kitchen Design and Equipment for the Club Industry)
Nationwide Service & Installation

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