Pete, as ussual, makes good points.
Here's what you need to be a certified chef de cuisine for the acfccc
From another page at the same site...
"What is the difference between "Specific" and "General" experience?
It is important to remember that a candidate must have the minimum points for both Specific and General experience in order to qualify for certification. Make sure you have enough specific points first. Each certification level is defined by a set of job related functions. A minimum amount of your work history must qualify for the level for which you are applying. For example, those applying for Certified Executive Chef must have 4 1/2 to 5 years specific "executive chef" experience. Once you have enough specific points (i.e. specific work experience) all other experience is considered "general". "