Summer Chapter News


Hello Chefs & Culinarians!

Minor’s Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest

You could win a trip to watch the prestigious Bocuse d’Or culinary competition January 24–25, 2017 in Lyon, France! Just as with Ready to Flavor products, you have the freedom to create any type of recipe you desire. To be considered, your recipe must feature at least one Minor’s Base AND at least one Minor’s Flavor Concentrate from the list of eligible Ready to Flavor products. For full contest rules and details, please call 1.800.243.8822 or visit Click here to download a printable flyer for this contest!

ACFCompetition-Meme3-image2016 Culinary Arts Competition

Calling all chef competitors! The annual Culinary Art Competitions at the FRLA Show sponsored by the American Culinary Federation’s Central Florida Chapter will take place September 27, 28 & 29, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. These competitions are now Worldchefs Sanctioned Competitions (WACS). Please click here to download the application form:  This year’s Pastry Challenge theme is “Steam Punk”. Let the creativity begin!

Greyt Plates 2016

Organizers of this year’s Greyt Plates event are looking for 12 -15 chefs or restaurant representatives who can provide and serve sample portions of their specialties for 250 guests. They are seeking a variety of selections so there is something for everyone. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22nd from 6:30 -9:30 pm at Venue on the Lake, Maitland Civic Center in Maitland, Fla. For more information, please contact:

Sponsorship opportunities are available and donations (restaurant gift cards, signed cookbooks, chef aprons, and other items related to the culinary and restaurant field) for inclusion in the Silent Auction.


Gumbopalooza is a gumbo cook-off held in Windermere on November 19th.  This event benefits Give Kids the World. Team sign-up and information is on their website, please visit for more details.

Next General Chapter Meeting – Monday, Sept 12th

Our normal monthly meeting date has moved forward a week due to the Labor Day holiday. Details to be announced soon – Save the Date!

Have a fabulous summer!

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

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