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 2018 Culinary Arts Competition held within the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center. Show Dates are September 6th-8th! Please check out our registration page and volunteer your time!


The ACF Central Florida Chapter is excited to host the ACF Culinary Arts Competition each year during the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show. Competition registration is closed for this year, but watch this space for future competition news and updates.


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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June 29 , 2015 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Convention Volunteers Needed

Hello Chefs! Convention Volunteers Needed Our chapter will be hosting the upcoming ACF National Convention here in Orlando, July 30th – August 3rd, 2015. We will need lots of help from all of our members. (Note: Students, this is a great opportunity to learn, network, and earn volunteer hours.) Click here to download the Volunteer

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May 12 , 2015 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

June Social Invitation and President’s Message

Hello 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

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May 2 , 2015 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

In Memoriam ~ Gus Stamatin

Hello Chefs! It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the passing of Gus Stamatin, one of the “founding fathers” of our ACF chapter (Pictured left to right: Louis Perrotte with Gus Stamatin – Photo taken at the 2015 President’s Awards Gala). His memorial service will be at 11:00 am on May 4th,

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Thanks to These Companies Who Help Make Our Chapter Great


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.