Bernard Acoca

Bernard Acoca is a professional chef. He is the founder of the Bernard Acoca Culinary Academy; he’s been featured in high-profile projects such as “The Figgie Awards” and “ABC’s Rachael Ray Show,” and made appearances on Food Network, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Martha Stewart Show.

He has a passion for teaching people all about cooking and creating recipes that are delicious, savory, or downright addictive. One way to learn from his expertise is to understand how food changes colors when you cook.

Bernard Acoca is the co-founder of Acoca & Associates, a famous culinary consulting firm with clients like Disney, Fuddruckers, and P.F Chang’s China Bistro, which uses technology to help establish a positive change in the food service industry.

He founded Acoca Publishing, a publishing firm that helps chefs, bakers, and mixologists publish their cookbooks worldwide. The firm also publishes “Culinary Classics” and “Culinary Dish,” two instructional cookbooks with world-renowned chefs. Over 100 titles have been sold throughout North America and Asia.

The Acoca & Associates website presents information about consulting, teaching, and promoting healthy eating principles through sourcing ingredients for people in the food business and consumers.

Zaxby’s CEO Roger Engle recently won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award in the Southeast and has worked with Acoca to improve Zaxby’s products and operations.

Acoca is a member of an elite group of chefs called Les Toques Blanches. It is an organization that includes people from all over the world who are recognized for their exceptional culinary skills and have demonstrated that they have what it takes to earn membership in Les Toques Blanches.

Acoca does not believe in blindly following recipes; however, he encourages readers to understand how ingredients change from raw state to cooked state. His book “Bernard Acoca’s Food Bible: A Culinary Awakening” is a phenomenon. It has sold over 60,000 copies yearly for over three years and is one of the most popular titles on the Cooking Channel’s website. Refer to this page for additional information.


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