November Meeting Event Info & Culinary Competition Winners

American Culinary FederationACF NewsNovember Meeting Event Info & Culinary Competition Winners

Hello Chefs!


Date: Monday, November 2nd
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Orlando

The November general meeting event will include:

  • “The Art of Bread” – an advanced bread demonstration by Chef Marko Krancher of Le Cordon Bleu
  • Board member nominations and nominee platform presentations
  • Student membership raffle
  • Networking and more

Guests are welcome. For a printable meeting flyer, please click here to download!


Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Culinary Arts Competition held during the FRLA Show on October 6-8th at the Orange County Convention Center. The following are the top 3 winners in each category…

USA Culinary Cup Challenge:
1st Place Gold Medal: Bohemian Club
2nd Place Gold Medal: Universal Orlando Team #2
3rd Place Silver Medal: Universal Orlando Team #3

Signature Vegetable Recipe Competition:
1st Place Gold Medal: Pete Imlah
2nd Place Silver Medal: Michael Priola, CEC, AAC
3rd Place Silver Medal: Cynthia Mongalo
3rd Place Silver Medal: Denny Roach

Taste of Elegance Pork Signature Recipe Competition:
1st Place Gold Medal: Jacob Adamonis
2nd Place Silver Medal: Michael Priola CEC AAC
3rd Place Silver Medal: Jose Nieves

Florida Pastry Challenge – Student Category:
1st Place Silver Medal: Carolina Neves Rossi Figueiredo
2nd Place Silver Medal: Priscilla Caban
3rd Place Bronze Medal: Clemil Lucy Gomez

Florida Pastry Challenge – Professional Category:
1st Place Gold Medal: Raymond Blanchard III
2nd Place Silver Medal: Hannah McBride
3rd Place Silver Medal: Angie Chung

R.L. Schreiber Student/Jr Member Team Skills Competition:
1st Place Gold Medal: Le Cordon Bleu Miami
2nd Place Silver Medal: Keiser University Sarasota
3rd Place Silver Medal: Le Cordon Bleu Orlando


Nominations are still open and current nominees will have an opportunity to address the membership during the November meeting. Voting will take place in December for the following elected positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms.

To nominate a fellow member for one of the elected positions, please click this link to download the Nomination Form. Nominees MUST have been an ACF/CFC member in good standing for a minimum of one full year. All nominations are due Monday, November 30th, 2015. Nomination forms will not be accepted after 5 PM on November 30th, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you at the November meeting!!

Lynda Alfano
Marketing Director & Website Manager
ACF Central Florida Chapter

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