About Us


First State Chefs Association

  • Representing foodservice professionals from the greater Wilmington, DE area to Dover, DE, including chefs, cooks, teachers, restaurant owners, students, dining services coordinators and purveyors.

  • Mentoring people who are new to the foodservice industry.

  • Organizing local charitable events and feeding the needy.


  • Providing education and networking for our members at monthly meetings.

  • The gateway to industry certifications from the ACF.

  • Setting a high bar of professionalism across our industry.

  • Providing scholarships annually to high school and college students in the fields of Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts and Hospitality Management.