President’s Gala Wrap Up


Hello Chefs, Culinarians & Colleagues!

I sincerely hope you had fun at the President’s Gala, and I want to thank you all for attending. Thank you to Chef Nando and the Royal Pacific team for a terrific dinner.

Photos can be found in a new Album on our chapter FaceBook page. Here’s a quick link to take you there:

Congratulations to all that were honored:

Vendor Sponsorship Appreciation Awards
Bar Harbor Seafood
Sysco Foods of Central Florida

Honorary Member
Emily Ellyn

Vendor of the Year
Bari Beef International

President’s Appreciation Award
Steve Jayson, CEC, AAC

President’s Chapter Pillar Awards
Roger Newell, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC
Nora Galdiano, CEC
Bryan Frick CEC, AAC

Achievement in Culinary Excellence
Ryan Manning, CC

Chef of the Year
Marcus Herrington, C.E.C

20-Year Service Pin Celebration
Joseph Alfano, CEC
Earlest Bell, CCC
Richard Cote, CEC
Bryan Frick, CEC, AAC
Klaus Friedenriech, CMC, AAC
Marcus Herrington, CEC
Steven Jayson, CEC, AAC
Timothy Klauder
Bernd Mueller, CEC, AAC
Roger Newell, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC
David Nina, CEC, CCE, AAC
Sharon Nina, CEC
Louis Perrotte, CEC, AAC, HOF
Constantinte Stamatin, CEC, AAC
Jim Whaples

We celebrated 15 members with 20 or more years of membership. We did our very best to contact all of our 20-year-plus members. Some could not attend the event. Please contact me if you or someone you know has been a member for 20 years more so we can present them with a special pin.

I think we all felt a sense of pride from over 40 years of chapter history and the strength of our chapter today. Did you know that we are the largest chapter in the state, the 4th largest in the Southeast and in the top 10 in the US? And we continue to grow.

Our annual Chapter Board Business Meeting is taking place this coming Monday, January 19th. At 6:15 pm at Pat O’Briens in CityWalk. This meeting is open to all members and the public. If you would like to attend, please call me to reserve your place @ 407-637-0733.

Don’t miss our next Chapter Meeting – the first one of 2015 – on Monday, February 2nd. Click here to download a flyer to print out and post around your office or kitchens. Guests are welcome. There are great demonstrations planned and an induction ceremony for new members.

Happy New Year and Stay Involved!

Joe Alfano, CEC
ACF Central Florida Chapter

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