The Culinarians Code!
I pledge my professional knowledge and skill to the
advancement of our profession and to pass it on to
those who are to follow.
foster a spirit of courteous consideration and
fraternal cooperation within our profession.
I shall place honor and the
standing of our profession before personal
I shall not use unfair means to
effect my professional advancement or to injure the
chances of another colleague to secure and hold
I shall be fair, courteous and
considerate in my dealings with fellow colleagues.
I shall conduct any necessary
comment on, or criticism of, the work of a fellow
colleague with careful regard of the good name and
dignity of the culinary profession, and will
scrupulously refrain from criticism to gain personal
I shall never expect anyone to
subject themselves to risks which I would not be
willing to assume myself.
I shall help to protect all members
against one another from within our profession.
I shall be just as enthusiastic
about the success of others as I am about my own.
I shall be too big for worry, too
noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to
permit pressure of business to hurt anyone, within or
without the profession.
Adopted by the American Culinary
Federation, Inc., at its Convention in Chicago,