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 2 events this year. Help our chapter successfully host the 2019 ACF National Convention held at the Orlando World Center Marriott from August 4th – 8th! Then, volunteer to help make the 2019 Culinary Arts Competition at the FR&L Show from Sept 15th -16th. 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 held at the Orange County Convention Center. Competition registration is not yet open for 2019! But save these dates: September 15th & 16th, 2019 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 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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January 22 , 2019 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

ACF Central Florida Chapter Achievements for 2018

This year, the ACF Central Florida Chapter continued its active commitment to the American Culinary Federation, to the local community, and most importantly to our chapter members. Here are the highlights to our involvement and accomplishments as a chapter for the past year: Notable Goodwill, Donations & Scholarships $1,000 donation to the Edwin Brown Memorial

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December 18 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

HMS Supply Show and the Culinary Chef Challenge

Are You Ready For The Most Amazing Culinary Competition In The Southeast? The Myrtle Beach Chapter of the American Culinary Federation Presents The 15th Annual Hot & Cold Food Competition and 3rd Annual Student Competition. Please Note: An ACF Membership is Not Required for Competition The Hot Food Competition is a Wild Card Category that

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December 18 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Global Organic Produce Expo 2019

The Global Organic Produce Expo is January 31st through February 2nd in Hollywood, Florida at the Diplomat Resort. We are offering FREE registration for ACF members to attend. Below is the event schedule: Day 1, Thursday, January 31 (optional), 2019 Global Organic Produce Golf Tournament 8:30-12:30pm Welcome Reception 7:30-9:30pm   Day 2, Friday, February 1,

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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.