Georgia Chef is a foundation that supports the Industry Certification process for Secondary (High School) Programs pursuing Industry Certification through The American Culinary Federation. Support is provided through workshops, Teacher In-service sessions, additional skills training for culinary instructors, on-site visits and conferences with school officials, and information updates.
GACHEF also supports instructors and their students through opportunities to compete in Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student competitions, known as STAR Events, beginning at and advancing at the Region, State, and National Levels. Students may also compete at FCCLA State Events. Other competitions include the Chili Cook-Off and the Georgia Peanut Contest held at the Georgia National Fair.
GACHEF co-sponsors with FCCLA a Middle School Culinary Bootcamp in December and High School Culinary Bootcamp June. This is an opportunity for students and their instructors to experience Farm-to-Table Agriculture and Food Preparation in a beautiful rural camp setting. Students pick and prepare food, plan meals, learn new techniques, sample new foods and enjoy the recreational activities of the facility at days end. The culminating event is a fine dining experience that everyone enjoys.