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 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!

Competitions

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!

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!

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CHAPTER NEWS
Chapter Information, Announcements, Features and More

June 25 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Gulf to Lakes Chapter President Accepts a New Position in St. Croix

ACF Gulf to Lakes Chapter President — John Bell, CEC, ACE — has resigned his position with the chapter and lake county schools in order to accept a position in St. Croix at the Beach Side Café as a restaurant/hotel executive chef. John has been instrumental not only to his chapter but to the ACF

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June 24 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs 2 Comments

Chef Table Night at Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest will present its first Chef Table Night on Thursday, August 29th, where guest chefs will work with the Second Harvest culinary students to create a spectacular dining event that will help to raise money for hunger relief efforts in Central Florida. Chefs interested in participating in a future Chef Table Night should contact

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June 19 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Culinary Competition at the 2013 FRLA Show

Over $50,000 in Awards & Prizes! The 2013 Culinary Arts Competition will be held during the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show this September 22nd thru 24th. This competition draws in chefs from every corner of the US and beyond. From apprentices to accomplished master chefs, they showcase their exceptional talents. The Culinary Cup Challenge has

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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.