The Certified Master Chef (CMC) Exam is something that I was fortunate to be exposed to as a young cook.
My first mentor, James Corwell, CMC was on the path to the exam when I first walked into his kitchen in 1997. It was there in that club, and the path that would follow, that I realized it was something I wanted to approach someday. To verify my skills, push myself to the ultimate, and to showcase what I had learned by taking what some have called the most challenging practical test in the world.
The exam consisting of 8 consecutive days and almost 90 total hours of near perfect cooking is what makes this stand out from all other practical tests in any field of study. In 2012 I successfully passed the exam as the 77th chef to do so since its inception in 1981. For info on the exam please go to: https://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Certify/Levels/Savory/CMC/ACF/Certify/Levels/CMC/default.aspx?hkey=529f3332-59b9-458c-a3d1-9d678a081541 and https://www.americanmasterchefsorder.org/ under our resources and exam preparations.
Also check out the Exam from 2017, which was filmed at Schoolcraft College in Livonia Michigan. I was fortunate to be an evaluator at this fantastic host site.
2017 CMC Exam