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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Chapter Information, Announcements, Features and More

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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September 21 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Announcing the 2018 Culinary Arts Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Culinary Arts Competition held during the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show on September 6th-8th at the Orange County Convention Center. 2018 ACF-SANCTIONED CULINARY ARENA COMPETITIONS Taste of Elegance Pork Signature Recipe Competition: 1st Place Gold Medal: Lance Cook, Hammock Dunes Club 2nd Place Gold Medal: Angel Santiago, Universal

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August 2 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

A Message from our Chapter President

Greetings CFC Chefs, It’s been a very active summer already and I do apologize for the delay in sending out a President’s Message. I recently returned from the ACF National Convention with a delegation from the ACF Central Florida Chapter, and I must tell you it was an exceptional convention. Most of you are aware

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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.