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. Throughout the year, we often need chefs and culinary students to assist us at conventions, vendor showcases, fundraisers and more. Please check this page when the call goes out to 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 held at the Orange County Convention Center. Competition registration will open around May 2020! But save these dates: September 22nd & 23rd, 2020 on your competition calendar. Show that you’ve got game!
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 2020-2021 term. Nominations will be open in October 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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Free Produce Giveaway July 31st
This week, the Produce Giveaway is courtesy of The Honorable Order of the Golden Toque, who have partnered with the ACF, Five Star Gourmet Foods and Farmers of Florida to give away 10# boxes of pre-packaged fruits, vegetables, greens and more. Our next “truck to trunk” day will be this Friday, July 31st at 9
Free Produce Giveaway July 24th
LAKE COUNTY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed in Groveland for The F.A.I.T.H. ( Feed And Instruct The Hungry) Neighborhood Community Center — 14727 Timber Village Rd. They are in need of Volunteers on the days they distribute food to the community which is Tuesday, Wednesday from 9am to 1pm and Thursday 1230 pm to 445pm.
Free Produce Giveaway July 17th
FREE PRODUCE TO SUPPORT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY The ACF and the ACF Central Florida Chapter have partnered with Five Star Gourmet Foods and Farmers of Florida to give away 10# boxes of pre-packaged fruits, vegetables, greens and more. Our second “truck to trunk” day will be this Friday, July 17th at 9 am. Huge thanks