June Social Invitation and President’s Message

American Culinary FederationACF News President's MessageJune Social Invitation and President’s Message

Joe-Alfano-300x284Hello Chefs!

What a great trip we had to Long & Scott Farms. The trip was as fun as it was educational. Photos can be found in an album on our chapter Facebook page. Special thanks to Hank and the farm staff for being so welcoming and to Jennifer Denlinger, CCC for organizing the field trip. Thank you all for sharing your valuable time with our chapter!

Next month is our annual social event!!

When: Monday, June 1st
Where: BAHAMA BREEZE (8735 Vineland Ave., Orlando, FL 32821)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm (or until we leave)
RSVP: This event is open to ACF/CFC members only and one guest. Please email Lynda at marketingchefs@acfcfc.com to let us know you’re planning to attend.

We have inside and outside seating, so rain or shine come and enjoy! A nice selection of appetizers and soft drinks will be served with a Cash Bar available.

This is a NO BUSINESS ZONE EVENT, so no chef coats! Please wear your party shirt with palm trees, your island flowered shirt or your nicest tourist selection. Let’s have Fun! 

Here are a few important chapter items to note:

We have streamlined our Grant and Scholarship program. Click here to view the new program and applications online: http://www.acfcfc.com/about-us/scholarshipsgrants/

The ACF National Convention “Cook, Craft, Create” is quickly approaching this July 30th thru Aug 3rd. We will soon be sending out information on volunteering. Please get involved.

US Foodservice Presents: The 2015 ACF Culinary Arts Competition! You are invited to participate in the culinary competitions at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s annual food show sponsored by the ACF Central Florida Chapter. This event will take place October 6th-8th, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. These competitions are now Worldchefs Sanctioned Competitions (WACS). Brand new this year is the NEW TWO MAN TEAM USA Culinary Cup Challenge! For all competition information and registration, visit www.acfcfc.com

This is an election year for our chapter, so please reach out to any of your current officers to convey interest in being a part of the ACF Central Florida Chapter board of directors.

Congratulations to Chef Hari Pulapaka, CEC and Chef Reimond Pitz, CEC, CCE, AAC for organizing a successful and ground-breaking ACF-Sanctioned Green Sustainable Local Food Cooking Competition. And congratulations to all the competitors and to Christian Markussen, CEC for taking first place.
See you at the June Social Event!Sincerely,

Joe Alfano, CEC
ACF Central Florida Chapter

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