Chef and Child

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Mission Statement

“To educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition through community-based initiatives led by the American Culinary Federation chef members, and to be the voice of the culinary industry in its fight against childhood hunger, malnutrition and obesity.”

Current News



Love Your Veggies™ Lunch Break for Schools Fundraiser

Help fight childhood obesity and promote proper nutrition in schools! Sign up today for the nationwide fundraiser to benefit ACF’s efforts for the Chefs Move to Schools initiative in partnership with the Chef & Child Foundation. For complete details, visit Lunch Break for Schools.

Become Involved

Download our  overview presentation for a better understanding of how you and your chapter can become involved and make a difference. Visit our chapter corner and programsareas for more ideas. Make a donation to help fund our programs.

Culinary Nutrition News

View our free, monthly culinary nutrition-focused articles that provide up-to-date research and nutrition related information. Provided through our partnership with Clemson University, and sponsored by French’s Foodservice.

Ingredient of the Month

View our free, monthly articles featuring a nutritional ingredient for chefs to incorporate into their menus. Provided through our partnership with Clemson University.


Need an idea for an awareness activity to implement in your community? Check out our programssectionsection. Find out what other local chapters are doing and how they are implementing our programs.

Chapter Corner

Interested in becoming involved in your local community? Find out what other local chapters are doing and more about the fundraising process in our chapter corner.


Every year, CCF honors and recognizes chapters and individuals who showcase our mission by presenting them with awards. Application deadline is June 1.

Recipes & Nutrition Resources

Check out our healthy and nutritious recipes from the CCF cookbook developed in memory of Barbara Bell Matuszewski. For more nutrition links, visit our nutrition resources section.