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 September 10th — 12th within the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center. *Volunteer information coming soon.* Please check out our registration page and volunteer your time!


The ACF Central Florida Chapter is excited to host the ACF Culinary Arts Competition—for the 21st year in a row—during the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show held on September 10-12, 2017. This year, we have some exciting competition changes. Several ACF-Sanctioned competition favorites remain, but we have added a few new open tasting competitions to bring show attendees into the fun.


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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July 1 , 2016 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

A Message from Our Chapter President

Summer 2016 Greetings Chefs, Now that we are head first into the summer season, I wanted to take some time to bring everyone up to speed on the chapter’s activities. Not that you have missed too much, since our Marketing Director Lynda Alfano has been great about getting emails out to the membership on a

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May 9 , 2016 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

You’re Invited to the ACF/CFC June Social Event!

Next month is our annual social event!! When: Monday, June 6th Where: BRAVO! Cucina Italiana Address: 7924 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819 Time: 6:30 to 9:00 pm Must RSVP: This event is open to ACF/CFC members only and one guest. Please email Lynda at to let us know you’re planning to attend. RSVP

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May 4 , 2016 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

U-Pick Farm Special – Only on May 10th!

Hello, Chefs & Culinarians, Date: Tuesday, May 10th Location: Long & Scott Farms Address: 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, FL 32757 Time: 2 – 5 pm On Tuesday, May 10th, visit Long & Scott Farms for a “U-Pick Farm Special”. Mix and match from the Satellite Field – could include peppers, zucchini, yellow squash,

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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.