ACF Central Florida Chapter
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Welcome to the ACF Central Florida Chapter – where members of the culinary arts come together, learn more about their craft, and inspire a passion for food. Expand your connections with national and local renowned chefs and top industry professionals. Be our guest at one of our upcoming general chapter meetings listed on the Events Calendar. Welcome to the chapter in the heart of it all.


The ACF Central Florida Chapter needs your help for our chapter to successfully host the 2017 Culinary Arts Competition held September 10th — 12th within the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center. *Volunteer information coming soon.* Please check out our registration page and volunteer your time!


The ACF Central Florida Chapter is excited to host the ACF Culinary Arts Competition—for the 21st year in a row—during the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show held on September 10-12, 2017. This year, we have some exciting competition changes. Several ACF-Sanctioned competition favorites remain, but we have added a few new open tasting competitions to bring show attendees into the fun.


Propel your career higher by maintaining your competitive edge. ACF Certifications for chefs, pastry chefs and culinarians can set you apart from having a job to having a career. Visit our special page on Certification which includes: process information, steps to success, organizational tips, sample menus, and demo guide.


Elections for the Board of Directors of the ACF Central Florida Chapter occur every two years. The next chapter elections are this fall for the 2018-2019 term. Nominations will be open in September and voting will take place in December for the following elected positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms. Nominations are now open for these positions. Get involved with the elections—nominate a fellow chapter member today!


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Chapter Information, Announcements, Features and More

March 16 , 2015 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

March News ~ Events, Volunteers & More

Hello Chefs, Culinarians & Colleagues! Here’s a few things going on in the chapter this month… New Way to Track Your Volunteer Hours: The ACF Central Florida Chapter has a new digital way to post and manage volunteer shifts needed for chapter events. This is also an easy and effective way for you to track

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March 10 , 2015 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Loss of a Legend

Loss of a Legend: “Noble Masi, CMB, CEPC, AAC” Hello Chefs, Culinarians & Colleagues! It is with a heavy heart that we must say goodbye to Chef Noble Masi CMB, CEPC, AAC. Chef Noble Masi passed away in the evening of Monday, March 9th at the age of 76. David Ivey-Soto, MBA, CEC, CCA said

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February 18 , 2015 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

February President’s Message ~ Regional Wrap Up & More

Hello Chefs, Culinarians & Colleagues! The 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

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Welcome to the ACF Central Florida Chapter — where members of the culinary arts come together, learn more about their craft, and inspire a passion for food. Through our website, email newsletter, events, and various social media outlets, we reach more than 2,000 local chefs and culinary professionals each month. Help support the ACF Central Florida Chapter and its members by signing up for one of our sponsor packages today! Visit our Sponsorship Page or download an information flyer.