ACF - Certification
Virginia Chefs Association - Certification

Certification Through the ACF

With thousands of chefs competing in the job market, it is essential to prove your culinary competency. Certification through the American Culinary Federation demonstrates skill, knowledge and professionalism to the food service industry.

Please visit the ACF website for more information.

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VCA Certification Chair

The VCA is proud to announce that Chef Renny Parziale, C.E.C., C.C.A., A.C.E. is our new Certification Chair.

If you have any questions about certification you can contact Chef Parziale at

Our Proud Certified Members

Certified Culinarian, C.C.®

  • Douglas Brooks, C.C.
  • Russell Cromartie, C.C.
  • Christine Feagin, C.C.
  • Sean Gonzales, C.C.
  • Raymond Guitierrez, C.C.
  • Michael Hammonds, C.C.
  • William Ogden, C.C.
  • Dianne Vanko, C.C.
  • Alexandria Reid, C.C.
  • Sabrina Ritchie, C.C.

Certified Sous Chef, C.S.C.™

  • Christopher Conway, C.S.C.
  • Arnold Preib Jr., C.S.C.

Certified Chef de Cuisine, C.C.C.®

  • Daniel Carr, C.C.C.

Certified Executive Chef, CEC®

  • Tyler Betzhold, C.E.C.
  • Travis Brust, C.E.C.
  • Nancy Geddes, C.E.C., C.D.M., C.F.P.P.
  • Winslow Goodier, C.E.C., A.A.C.
  • Michael Hornsby, C.E.C.
  • Ted Kristensen, C.E.C., A.A.C.
  • Rhys Lewis Sr., C.E.C.
  • Beat Meier, C.E.C.
  • Stephen Nolin, C.E.C.
  • Renyolds Parziale, C.E.C., C.C.A., A.C.E.
  • Stephen Perkins Sr, C.E.C.
  • Glenn Pruden, C.E.C., A.A.C.
  • Anthony Rizzo, C.E.C.
  • Hans Schalder, C.E.C., A.A.C.
  • Verner Whitecotton Sr., C.E.C.
  • Kyle Woodruff, C.E.C.

Certified Executive Pastry Chef, C.E.P.C.®

  • James Goodman Sr., C.E.P.C.
  • Rolf Herion, C.E.P.C., A.A.C. (Lifetime)

Certified Culinary Administrator, C.C.A.™

  • Renyolds Parziale, C.E.C., C.C.A., A.C.E.

New VCA Affiliate

  • VCA has partnered with Restaurantware.

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