ACF Central Florida Chapter
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Membership

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.

Volunteerism

The ACF Central Florida Chapter needs your help for our chapter to successfully host the 2017 Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show from July 9th — 13th at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. We are especially in need of volunteers on Wednesday, July 12th and Thursday, July 13th. Please check out our registration page and volunteer your time!

Competitions

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.

Certification

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

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!

STAY INFORMED

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CHAPTER NEWS
Chapter Information, Announcements, Features and More

November 23 , 2016 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

A Thanksgiving Message ~ My All Time Favorite Meal by Costa Magoulas

My All Time Favorite Meal By COSTA MAGOULAS, MHA, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC People always asked me, what is your favorite food?  What do you like to cook best?  What was the most memorable meal you have ever eaten? There are so many varieties of foods and the ways that they are prepared that I

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September 11 , 2016 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Monday Meeting Reminder and More!

Hello Chefs!   September Chapter Meeting Event Reminder Date:  Monday, September 12th, 2016 Time:  6:30 – 8:30 pm Location:  Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Address:  8511 Commodity Cir #100, Orlando, FL 32819 The Culinary Source presents a demo on Panibois: ”The inventor of the wooden Baking Mold.” Executive Pastry Chef and former ACF

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September 10 , 2016 ACFCFCChefs 2 Comments

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For the Culinary Arts Competitions

Hello Chefs! Volunteers Needed! Later this month, the ACF Central Florida Chapter hosts its annual Culinary Arts Competitions at the FRLA Show. The show is Tuesday, Sept 27th – Thurs, Sept 29th. Volunteers are needed a few days prior to the show for setup, during the show to assist the competition, and after the show

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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.