Virtual Annual Congress 2021

On march 6, 2021, the bureau of the Academie Culinaire de France US & CANADA delegation showed once again its capacity of adaptation to a global health crisis that still strongly present, therefore we virtually keep our commitments towards our members and our partners and we welcome more than 100 guests for our first virtual congress.
Thank you to all members , Partners, Mr Jeremie Robert Consul General of France in New York, Mr Fabrice Prochasson(MOF) World President of The Academie Culinaire de France for taking the time and be with us on this special day.
By using the REMO Platform, we were able to bring together more than 100 guests and share with our members and partners our actions in 2019 and also induct 10 new members, 6 from Canada and 4 from the United States.
Following our Assembly General Ordinaire our partners were able to exchange with all the chefs presents for more than an hour in a friendly and professional atmosphere.


  • Words of welcome President delegue Sebastien Baud
  • Words by Mr Jeremie Robert Consul General Of France in New York
  • Words by Fabrice Prochasson , World President ACF
  • Presentation of the associations Reports of the year 2020
  • Presentation Partners report
  • Presentation Financial report
  • Tribute to chef Emile Tabourdiau
  • Inductee’s ceremony Promotion 2021 “Chef emile Tabourdiau”
  • 12 Pm 1st Forum of recognition between our partners and members


If you miss it ! Watch our 2021 Assembly General

WEBINAR ” The future of Fonction, Form & Flavor”

Featuring Maeve Webster, January 19th, 2021

Maeve Webster, President of Menu Matters, has been a go-to consultant and trend expert in the food industry for nearly 20 years. Her clients rely on her to not only identify critical trends with a broad impact on the industry as well as their brands but explain those trends and their importance in a way that is engaging, approachable and actionable.

Working closely with manufacturers, chain operators, commodity boards and agencies, Maeve has assisted with product concept development, opportunity assessment, consumer and operator behavior, trend analysis, operational issues, and menu development.

It’s time to look beyond the immediate impact of the pandemic and start strategic planning for the future. Though the last twelve months have brought hardship to the industry, the opportunity for invention and innovation is nearly unprecedented in recent years. This presentation will look at where service, concepts, food and flavor are heading as we move into 2021 and beyond.

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WEBINAR “Packaging solution for the hospitality industry”

November 11th 2020,

Today, our industry has an extraordinary need for innovation that solves for current service regulations, operational challenges and increasingly nervous consumers. Friends of ACF Solia and Fortessa, joint us to present their latest product developments—from display to service, see firsthand what they’ve been working on and solicit inspiration from your peers


Tiffany Grigo

Nicolas Chatelain

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The Final 2020 “Trophy Jean-Jacques Dietrich”

The Final of the Trophy Jean-Jacques Dietrich 2020. Was held on September 27th, 2020 at Well & By Durst in New York City.

We are pleased to announce that Chainey Kuykendall from Virginia State as won the First Edition of the Trophy Jean-Jacques Dietrich and will represent team USA and our Delegation in Paris at the Trophy Passion International in 2022.

We also want to congratulate all of our contestants for their hard work and to have brought their joy of cooking and their courage to this contest despite the current difficulties.
We thank all our Judges from ACF and MCF our partners for their fidelity and support toward our young chefs and our delegation, also we would like to thank all the staff at Well & By Durst and Charlie Palmer for hosting the first edition of our Competition
A very special thanks to Jean-Jacques Dietrich’s family (Children & Grand Children) who made the journey to be with us on this historical day.
French Gastronomie was well represented and France as well by Mr Jeremie Robert Consul General of France in New York.

Jean-Jacques Dietrich Family

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Exceptional Partners

The success of the Jean-Jacques Dietrich Culinary Trophy is due to its partners, who have enabled the Académie Culinaire de France Delegation - US & Canada to reward participants according to their achievements, welcome them and support them in the best conditions.

WEBINAR”Solution for the Hospitality Industry”

To help navigate the challenge of COVID-19 the Academie Delegation US & Canada , Hosted a Webinar on July 15th, 2020 to provide resources for the hospitality industry and to better stay connected throughout these difficult times.

The panel include:

  • Rainer Zinngrebe : VP Marriott Luxury brands. 
    • The change in the world of hotels and restaurantsfacing the pandemic.
  • Gerard Bertholon : CSO Cuisine solution.
    • Presentation of solutions such as Dark kitchen or Reef.
  • Frédéric Cyr : Culinary Director Château Frontenac, Quebec
    • Presentation of its new take-out lunch box concept.
  • Jean-Pierre Le Cannelier : CEO The Butter Books
    • Training solutions of the future.
  • Ronan Minahan : CEO Gourmet culinary partners
    • New business plan for your company.

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New York, 2020 Annual Congress

New York 2020 Congress as started on January 31st with the cocktail Jean – Jacques Dietrich at the French Consulate Of France where 100 Chefs ACF, MCF, Partners, Family & Friends Gaitered to give our respect to the lost of our Late President Jean-Jacques Dietrich who served the ACF for 32 years.

February 01st La journey du partage du savoir faire had a fantastique succès with more then 50 chefs present from USA and Canada who look ahead to a great year of culinary knowledge, discussion and partage.

February 02nd, Our traditional “Hunter’s diner” 150 guests come together at the prestigious Union Club of The city of New York to share in a remarkable atmosphere of friendship our traditional Hunter’s dinner .

Thank you so much to all our Academiciens and to all our Partners and friends for theirs support to our Academie and our delegation US/Canada

Cocktail Jean Jacques Dietrich

Consulat General de France in New York

Day of Sharing Our Know-How

Paris Gourmet, New Jersey

Hunter & Friendship diner ACF/MCF

Union Club of the city of New York

MCF 2019 Annual Congress “San Francisco”

3 days on the most beautiful lands of the USA, to meet the vineyards, the producers of the best natural products, conviviality, friendship was on the menu during this unforgettable congress but also chefs including the most famous of them, chef Thomas Keller. All the guests were able to enjoy the Domaine Cameros where a very nice reception was given, later in the day it is in the Winery Robert Mondavi that the chefs were welcomed before ending the evening with a prestigious dinner given on the spot. Tuesday was held the General Assembly of the Academy Culinaire de France / USA Delegation, the same evening the gala dinner of friendship ACF/MCF at the Four Seasons San Francisco with the introductions ceremony of new Academicians.

Day one Ritz-Carlton Half Mon Bay

Day two Napa Valley,Domaine Carneros

Day two Napa Valley, AD HOC , Thomas Keller

Day two Napa Valley, Mondavy Winery

Day 3 General assembly MCF-ACF, Gala Diner

10th Trophy Passion International 2019

Brandon SCOTT was team USA Candidates at the 2019 Trophee Passion in Paris, Brandon has generously give is time and passion to this competition he trained in chicago at the French Pastry School among coaches who also give their time to Brandon and fulfill the Academie legacy to teach and transmit their “savoir Faire”.

Thanks to all of you !!

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Hunter & Friendship diner ACF/MCF 2019

Our annual Dinner de chasse et de l’amitié 2019 was once again a great and successful evening of friendship and good food, this year our Host and Academicienne Georgette Farkas at Rotisserie Georgette welcome us in the Heart of Manhattan in the presence of the Consule General Of France Anne Claire Legendre.

More then 110 guest among academicians friends, partners and family enjoy a diner created and executed by Académiciens Christian Delouvrier, Pierre Landet, Tomo Kobayashi, Sylvain Leroy, Eric Bertoia, Fabrice Guinchard.

Thank you so much to all of you and to all of our partners for yours and theirs support to the Academie Culinaire de France/ delegation USA.

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