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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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
Next Practical Exam
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts is hosting the next Practical Exam on August 25, 2013. Mark your calendar. Limited entries accepted, so please act quickly. For convenience, online registration now available. Click here to link directly to the registration entry page. If you have questions about the Practical, please email Roger Newell at
Welcome to New Members
At the June meeting, the following new members were inducted into the ACF Central Florida Chapter: Pablo Martinez Jr, Paul D’Amelio, Eric Roviaro, Eneydi Torres, Noedmari DeLaluz, Renata Hall, Matthew Magro, Sahib Singh, Jeff Paul, Arthur Taylor, and Paul Kemp II. A message from Keith R. Esbin – 2nd Vice President/Membership Chair: “We have