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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April 20 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

The Passing of Henri Landwirth, Founder of Give Kids The World

Hello Chefs & Culinarians, The ACF Central Florida Chapter is sad to announce that Henri Landwirth, the founder of Give Kids The World in Kissimmee, FL has passed away. Mr. Landwirth was a true visionary and compassionate philanthropist. In a time when no such place existed, he transformed his first motel into a getaway for

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April 11 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs 3 Comments

JOIN Your local chapter and get a FREE ACF Chef Coat!

Effective January 1, 2018: CLICK HERE FOR FLYER How it Works: Join as a new Professional Member Or, were you a member once over 6 months ago? Reinstate as a Professional Culinarian member Use Referrer/Sponsor ID code C918DC ACF will email a link and details for ordering your ACF chef coat by NewChef from a

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March 28 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

What You Missed at the Last Chapter Meeting Event!

At the March Chapter Meeting Event Series (Part 1), we featured two educational demonstrations: “In Search of the Perfect Pizza Crust” with samples from the Big Green Egg and “Getting My Next Job – Online”. Our featured presenters were James Messenger, CEC, former corporate executive chef of Seasons 52 and Jane Frick, Walt Disney World

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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.