A Certified Master Chef, often referred to as a “CMC”, is a level of certification offered by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The CMC designation is the highest level of certification a chef can achieve. The ACF Certification Commission's Practical Exams Subcommittee is updating the requirements and the ACF Certified Master Chef exam to determine their relevance, while maintaining rigorous standards. New requests are on hold until the new format is finalized.
They offer globally recognized chef certifications, which can be useful for chefs who resettle frequently. Depending on their professional goals, chefs can be certified by the American Culinary Federation as executive chefs, sub-chefs, or personal chefs, among other specialization options. They must have at least five years as an executive pastry chef or supervising chef for bakery or pastry products, in addition to continuing education or an associate degree. The instructors in these programs are certified chefs and certified bakers who will work closely with you as you progress through the program.