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 2017 Culinary Arts Competition held within the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center. *Bumped by Hurricane Irma – New Show Dates are October 11th-13th!* 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 closed for this year, but watch this space for future competition news and updates.


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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Chapter Information, Announcements, Features and More

November 30 , 2016 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Your 2016 Chapter Chef of the Year Nominees Are…

Hello, Chefs!Please help us congratulate the following chefs for their nominations to be considered for the 2016 Chapter Chef of the Year award: Susan Harman Jeff Paul Luis Reyes Peter Vossenberg, CEC, CCE, CCA We thank all of these chefs for their active dedication to the ACF Central Florida Chapter! Our COY nominees will share

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November 23 , 2016 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

A Thanksgiving Message ~ My All Time Favorite Meal by Costa Magoulas

My All Time Favorite Meal By COSTA MAGOULAS, MHA, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC People always asked me, what is your favorite food?  What do you like to cook best?  What was the most memorable meal you have ever eaten? There are so many varieties of foods and the ways that they are prepared that I

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September 11 , 2016 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Monday Meeting Reminder and More!

Hello Chefs!   September Chapter Meeting Event Reminder Date:  Monday, September 12th, 2016 Time:  6:30 – 8:30 pm Location:  Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Address:  8511 Commodity Cir #100, Orlando, FL 32819 The Culinary Source presents a demo on Panibois: ”The inventor of the wooden Baking Mold.” Executive Pastry Chef and former ACF

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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.