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. 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!

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 will open around May 2020! But save these dates: September 22nd & 23rd, 2020 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 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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CHAPTER NEWS
Chapter Information, Announcements, Features and More

August 23 , 2020 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Final Free Produce Giveaway Aug 28th

This Friday we have our 8th and FINAL Produce Giveaway courtesy of our partnership with Five Star Gourmet Foods and Farmers of Florida to give away 10# boxes of pre-packaged fruits, vegetables, greens and more. Huge thanks to our partner Center of the Plate and the Orange County Convention Center for hosting another giveaway event.

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August 17 , 2020 ACFCFCChefs 3 Comments

Free Product Giveaway Aug 21st

This Friday we have our 7th Produce Giveaway courtesy of our partnership with Five Star Gourmet Foods and Farmers of Florida to give away 10# boxes of pre-packaged fruits, vegetables, greens and more. Huge thanks to our partner Center of the Plate and the Orange County Convention Center for hosting another giveaway event. Here are

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August 9 , 2020 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Chapter Summer Social Zoom-Style

CHAPTER DIGITAL SUMMER SOCIAL To all chapter members and sponsors, You are invited to the ACF Central Florida Chapter’s end-of-the-summer social — Zoom-style. We can’t physically gather just yet, but that won’t stop us from having a bit of fun. Everyone will be on screen. Dress casual. Bring your favorite party snacks and beverages. And

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OUR SPONSORS
Thanks to These Companies Who Help Make Our Chapter Great

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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.