ACF Central Florida Chapter
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Membership

Welcome to the ACF Central Florida Chapter – where members of the culinary arts come together, learn more about their craft, and inspire a passion for food. Expand your connections with national and local renowned chefs and top industry professionals. Be our guest at one of our upcoming general chapter meetings listed on the Events Calendar. Welcome to the chapter in the heart of it all.

Volunteerism

The ACF Central Florida Chapter needs your help. Sign up to volunteer to help make the 2019 Culinary Arts Competition a success. The competitions are held during the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show from Sept 15th -16th. Please check out our registration page and volunteer your time!

Competitions

The ACF Central Florida Chapter is excited to host the ACF Culinary Arts Competition each year during the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show held at the Orange County Convention Center. Competition registration is open for 2019! But save these dates: September 15th & 16th, 2019 on your competition calendar. Show that you’ve got game!

Certification

Propel your career higher by maintaining your competitive edge. ACF Certifications for chefs, pastry chefs and culinarians can set you apart from having a job to having a career. Visit our special page on Certification which includes: process information, steps to success, organizational tips, sample menus, and demo guide.

Elections

Elections for the Board of Directors of the ACF Central Florida Chapter occur every two years. The next chapter elections are this fall for the 2020-2021 term. Nominations will be open in September and voting will take place in December for the following elected positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms. Nominations are now open for these positions. Get involved with the elections—nominate a fellow chapter member today!

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CHAPTER NEWS
Chapter Information, Announcements, Features and More

August 16 , 2019 ACFCFCChefs 2 Comments

In Memory of Chef John Westergaard CEC

In Memory of John Westergaard, CEC With great sadness, we announce the passing of Chef John, a friend and dedicated member of the ACF/CFC. Our deepest sympathies to his family. Below is the published obituary from the funeral home website. John Henry Westergaard passed away Saturday evening July 27, 2019 after a long arduous fight battling

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July 3 , 2019 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Competitors Wanted for the 2019 Culinary Arts Competition

SIGN UP TO COMPETE! It’s that time of year – time to show your skills at our annual Culinary Arts Competition. The American Culinary Federation’s Central Florida Chapter is excited to host the ACF Culinary Arts Competition again for the 23rd year in a row. This competition takes place during the Florida Restaurant and Lodging

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March 20 , 2019 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Beta-Testers Needed ~ Limited Time Special Offer

Beta-Testers Needed – “Free for Lifetime” Membership Offer For Your Help Chefs, please read on for a special offer from one of our chapter partners… Menu Innovator is culinary intelligence powered by our patented hand-picked data collection system. Our data tells you what you need to do to develop your next winning restaurant menu item

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Welcome to the ACF Central Florida Chapter — where members of the culinary arts come together, learn more about their craft, and inspire a passion for food. Through our website, email newsletter, events, and various social media outlets, we reach more than 2,000 local chefs and culinary professionals each month. Help support the ACF Central Florida Chapter and its members by signing up for one of our sponsor packages today! Visit our Sponsorship Page or download an information flyer.