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The Country’s Newest Master Chef is from Joliet!

“Master Chef” isn’t just a reality TV show! It’s also one of the top certifications a chef can achieve, and it’s not easy!

You must endure a grueling week-long test all under the pressure of a timer and evaluators judging your every more.


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Window opens at 5, closes at 5:30 pm EST. 🖥 Watch @timbucci LIVE @acf_chefs

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Over the course of eight days, the chefs must show expertise in eight categories: healthy cooking, buffett catering, classical cuisine, freestyle, global cuisine, baking/pastry, and a “Final Exam” consisting of Eruopean cuisine and “market basket” (whatever that means).

Four chec’s attempted the recent CMC test, but only Chef Tim Bucci made it through to the end!


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We have a new CMC! Congratulations to Tim Bucci, Certified Master Chef #acfchefs #wearechefs

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Tim is an instructor at Joliet Junior College’s culinary arts department, and the newest Master Chef!

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