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This is the organization for enthusiastic chefs and culinarians in Central Florida! Here is where the best Chefs and cooks in the area meet to share ideas and information about the industry that we are proud to be a part of. This is where it all comes together, the ACF/Central Florida Chapter.

26
Sep
2011

Jared Thate, CEC

Jared Thate, CEC Lead Chef Instructor, The Technical Education Center Osceola Certification: Certified Executive Chef Past Employment: Normans @ The Ritz Carlton, The Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes School/Training: Graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando, Staged at several places in New York City and Washington DC. Mentor Chefs: Clay Miller, formally of Normans @

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30
Aug
2011

ACF Practical Exam Results

[custom_frame_left] [/custom_frame_left] On Sunday August 28, 2011, the ACF Central Florida Chapter sponsored an ACF practical exam at TECO-Technical Education Center of Osceola. The chapter would like to thank the three Chef judges who donated thier time to judge and counsel the candidates performances. Chef Russell Scott, CMC, ACE; Chef Nora Galdiano CEC, ACE, and

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24
Aug
2011

End of Summer President's Message

[custom_frame_left] [/custom_frame_left]Greetings Fellow Culinarians, Well, the summer season is slowly coming to a close and the children are back in school. I have enjoyed my summer travels and it’s time to focus on the upcoming season and the remainder of the year. Please give a warm welcome to our new members Kimberly Gonzalez and Jason

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22
Aug
2011

ACF TV Opportunity

[custom_frame_left][/custom_frame_left] Hello, I wanted to pass on this TV opportunity. Please consider sharing with your members. Do you specialize in healthy cooking? Do you enjoy being on camera? Do you know about cooking for people with type 2 diabetes? If so, consider this TV opportunity! An Emmy award-winning production company, Punched in the Head Productions,

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4
Aug
2011

Congratulations to Chef Russell Scott

[custom_frame_left] [/custom_frame_left]Chefs, It is with great pleasure to announce that Chef Russell Scott, CMC, Executive Chef of Isleworth Golf and Country Club and ACF-CFC Certification Chairman, is the recipient of the ACF 2011 National Chef Professionalism Award at the past National convention held in Dallas, TX. We are proud and fortunate to have Chef Scott

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10
Jul
2011

Summer Updates: Certification, Annual FRLA Show, NACE Event and more

The summer season is here. It’s time to bring out the grill for cook-outs with family and friends and to have some fun in the sun. Don’t forget to lather up with sunscreen while you’re out…The practical exam is open to all interested candidates. You do not have to be an ACF member…We are planning a joint event with NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) in July. The event will be a team building event helping the sales/catering people communicate to the Chefs…and more!

22
Apr
2011

New Membership Chairperson – Chef Keith Esbin

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Keith Esbin, Corporate Chef of Bar Harbor Seafood/Boston Lobster Feast, as the new Membership Chairperson. Chef Keith does not hold back when it comes to approaching people and he has a high spirited personality that is needed for the position. I am confident that Chef Keith will be able to recruit new members into our Chapter as well as bringing back members that have not renewed their membership.

11
Feb
2011

ACF/CFC Claims SE Regional Chapter of the Year 2011

It is with great pleasure to announce the award recipients from our Chapter during the Southeast Regional Conference held in Atlanta, GA from Feb 18-21st. Chef Professionalism Award: Russell Scott, CMC, Executive Chef, Isleworth Golf and Country Club, Joseph Amendola Outstanding Member Award: Bryan Frick, CEC,AAC, Corporate Executive Chef, Nestle Professional. Please join me in congratulating both of these Chefs!