ACF Central Florida Chapter
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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. 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.


The ACF Central Florida Chapter needs your help. Throughout the year, we often need chefs and culinary students to assist us at conventions, vendor showcases, fundraisers and more. Please check this page when the call goes out to volunteer your time!


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 will open around May 2020! But save these dates: September 22nd & 23rd, 2020 on your competition calendar. Show that you’ve got game!


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 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 October 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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October 29 , 2019 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Chef’s Night at Second Harvest Food Bank

JOIN US FOR CHEF’S NIGHT! Featuring Chefs from American Culinary Federation Central Florida Chapter Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:00 to 9:00 PM Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32805 Tickets: $50 Individual | $90 Couple | $500 Table [PURCHASE] What is Chef’s Night? Chef’s Night is an evening at Second

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September 29 , 2019 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

JOIN Your local chapter and get a FREE ACF Chef Coat!

ACF 2019: We are excited to announce that Culinarians and Professional Culinarians who join ACF, or renew their lapsed membership* now through December 31, 2019 can receive a FREE ACF Chef Coat!  CLICK HERE FOR FLYER How it Works: Join as a new Professional or Culinarian Member Or, were you a member once over 6

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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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Thanks to These Companies Who Help Make Our Chapter Great


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.