VCA Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 11
VCA Apprentices will participate
in the Farmers Market at Merchants Square, Williamsburg.
8:30am - 12:30pm


Monday, April 13
VCA Membership Meeting at
La Tienda Restaurant
Jamestown Road, Williamsburg
3:00 pm


Saturday, May 16
VCA Apprentices will participate
in the Farmers Market at Merchants Square, Williamsburg.
8:30am - 12:30pm

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Virginia Chefs Appreciate their Associate and Allied Members
VCA Apprenticeship Program

The American Culinary Federation apprenticeship training program has been designed to provide future culinarians entering the workplace with comprehensive training in the practical and theoretical aspects of work required in a highly skilled profession.

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VCA Document Archives

Now you can review the minutes of past VCA meetings or past issues of our VCA newsletter, "The Stockpot".

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Virginia Chefs Association - Certification

Differentiate Yourself

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.

ACF Certification Videos

ACF Certification
ACF Certification - Mentoring
ACF Master Chef Exam

VCA Certification Chair:

January, 2014

The VCA is proud to announce that Chef Renny Parziale, CEC, CCA, ACE is our new Certification Chair.

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

Our Proud Certified Members:

Certified Culinarian, CC®

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


Certified Sous Chef, CSC

Christopher Conway, CSC
Arnold Preib Jr., CSC

Certified Chef de Cuisine, CCC®

Daniel Carr, CCC

Executive Chef, CEC®

Tyler Betzhold, CEC
Travis Brust, CEC
Richard Carr, CEC
Nancy Geddes, CEC, CDM, CFPP
Winslow Goodier, CEC, AAC
Michael Hornsby, CEC
Ted Kristensen, CEC, AAC
Rhys Lewis Sr., CEC
Beat Meier, CEC
Stephen Nolin, CEC
Renyolds Parziale, CEC, CCA, ACE
Stephen Perkins Sr, CEC
Glenn Pruden, CEC, AAC
Anthony Rizzo, CEC
Manfred Roehr, CEC, AAC
Hans Schalder, CEC, AAC
Verner Whitecotton Sr., CEC
Kyle Woodruff, CEC

Certified Master Chef, CMC®

Personal Certified Chef, PCC

Personal Certified Executive Chef, PCEC

Certified Pastry Culinarian, CPC®

Certified Working Pastry Chef, CWPC®

Certified Executive Pastry Chef, CEPC®

James Goodman Sr., CEPC
Rolf Herion, CEPC, AAC (Lifetime)

Certified Master Pastry Chef, CMPC®

Certified Culinary Administrator, CCA

Renyolds Parziale, CEC, CCA, ACE

Certified Secondary Culinary Educator, CSCE®

Certified Culinary Educator, CCE®

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