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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In Memoriam: Michael Roman, The Catering Guru
Chicago, June 27, 2013—It is with deep sadness that the CateringGuru.com 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
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