February President’s Message ~ Regional Wrap Up & More

American Culinary FederationACF News President's MessageFebruary President’s Message ~ Regional Wrap Up & More

Hello Chefs, Culinarians & Colleagues!

Joe-Alfano-300x284The ChefConnect: Baltimore event – the combined regional conference for both the Southeast and Northeast ACF Regions – wrapped up with their Gala Dinner last night. Please help me congratulate these ACF/CFC members for their achievements:

Rodrigo Nunez, Jr. – SE Region Pastry Chef of the Year
Christian Markussen, CEC – SE Region Chef Educator of the Year
Roger Newell, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC – SE Region President’s Medallion


Our chapter also received a SE Region Chapter Achievement Award. Both chefs, Rodrigo Nunez and Christian Markussen, move on to represent our Region and compete at the 2015 ACF National Convention. Good luck, chefs!

Speaking of the upcoming ACF National Convention, you are invited to participate in the 2015 American Culinary Classic. This competition is open to international culinary teams, regional, city, college, company, military teams and individuals from the United States. This event will take place during the 2015 ACF National Convention & Show, July 30-Aug 3, 2015, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida. For more information please click here. Deadline to register is March 30th.

Need to prepare for Certification? Don’t miss our next chapter meeting event!

Date: Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Where: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
When: 6:30 pm
Bonus: Earn 2 CEH credits!

View a CEC Practical Exam live demonstration with insight on practice techniques, do’s & don’ts, menu planning, and baking exam pointers – hosted by our chapter’s Certification Chairperson, Marcus Herrington, CEC, ACE. Come learn how to plan ahead for the CEC exam with our chapter chefs/evaluators:
Klaus Friedenreich, CMC, AAC
John Bell, CEC, ACE (Lead Evaluator)
Nora Galdiano, CEC, ACE
Roger Newell,  CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, ACE
Chef Andreas Proisl, CEPC, ACE

Click here to download a flyer to print out and post around your office or kitchens. Guests are welcome.

See you at the meeting!

Joe Alfano, CEC
ACF Central Florida Chapter

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