October Chapter News


Hello Chefs!

Re-Certification Scholarship Program:

Re-certification Scholarship deadline is October 31st, 2014. Current certified members, who are due to recertify within the next year, may apply.  This financial hardship scholarship may be used to help pay for refresher courses and the re-certification fee. Please apply before the deadline for consideration. Click this link to print out the Recertification Scholarship Application.

Vendor Show – Chef Help Wanted:

Planning is in the works for the 2015 Cheney Brothers Ocala Division buying show which will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando on January 6th. They will be in need of about a dozen chefs. If you are interested in working this show, please contact:
Christine Kummerfeldt
Marketing Coordinator
(561) 703-2806
Coast to Coast Food Brokers
Quality Products Outstanding Service

Please join us next week at the October Chapter Meeting:

Monday, October 6th @ 6:30 PM
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts

8511 Commodity Circle, Orlando, FL 32819

The October meeting features “Sweet to Savory” – a very special demonstration of Pavoni molds by a trio of exceptionally talented chefs: Executive Chef Steven Rujak (Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress), Chef Raffy Pambuan (Universal Orlando), and Executive Pastry Chef Andreas Proisl CEPC (Isleworth Country Club). Attending this demonstration earns 1 CEH.

The general meeting will include a presentation and induction of the new members who’ve joined us over the summer. Announcements, door prizes, networking and more. Don’t miss the first meeting of the fall season! Guests are welcome. Please click here for a printable flyer of the meeting.

Chefs Wanted for the 4th Annual Greyt Plates Event:

After 3 successful years, Greyt Plates – a culinary tasting event to benefit Greyhound Pets of America Greater Orlando – has outgrown its venue and will graduate to the luxurious ballroom of the Rosen Shingle Creek and will be held on Tuesday, December 16th from 6:30pm-9:30pm. 20 of Orlando’s best chefs come together to showcase their culinary talents. We will again have local celebrity chefs Emily Ellyn, Paul Joachim, and Jillian Hopke participating as well as 200+ amazing items to be bid upon in both a silent and live auction. Participating chefs will enjoy a photo op with these amazing dogs! If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact “The Greyhound Chef” Keith R. Esbin at 813-610-9423 or chefkre@gmail.com. They need all chefs to be confirmed by November 1st to be included in the media blasts.

That’s it for current news. See you at the October meeting next week!


Lynda Gail Alfano
Marketing Director and Website Manager
ACF Central Florida Chapter

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