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 2019 Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show held at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Show Dates are August 4th – 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 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 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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August 12 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Inaugural Second Harvest Guest Chef Night

An important message from Dawn Viola, Executive Chef of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida… Our first Second Harvest Guest Chef Night is scheduled for August 29th. Details are below – please copy and share this information with your colleagues and friends, tickets are on sale now: **If you, your organization, or

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July 30 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs 1 Comment

The Scoop from the 2013 National Convention

Greetings Chefs, Culinarians, and Colleagues, I hope that everyone is staying cool and enjoying their summer. Some of you may have already had the opportunity to light up your grills and do a cookout, soaking in some Florida sunshine. It’s hard to believe that the kids have to return to school in a couple of

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July 4 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

In Memoriam: Michael Roman, The Catering Guru

Chicago, June 27, 2013—It is with deep sadness that the team announces the unexpected passing of catering industry legend Michael Roman. “We recently said goodbye to a wonderful, wonderful man,” said Lisa Richards, Founder and CEO of Festivities Catering and Picnic People, a San Diego special events and catering company.  “Michael was a gentle

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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.