Académie Culinaire de France and its sister organization, Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, gathered in June for their annual joint congress. Their North-American delegations meet annually, and this year San Diego hosted the prestigious event for the first time.
Members of the Académie de France (aka ACF) encompass all nationalities and welcome professionals from the entire Food & Beverage industry.
Members of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (aka MCF) are all French nationals. Selected by their peers, they are regarded as the most highly skilled in techniques and transmission of the French culinary arts. These maestros, all trained at Michelin star-caliber institutions, are reshaping modern French cuisine in America.