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 2018 Culinary Arts Competition held within the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center. Show Dates are September 6th-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 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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January 6 , 2017 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Your Invitation to the 2017 Annual President’s Awards Gala

2017 Annual President’s Awards Gala! Happy Holidays Chefs, Culinarians, and Colleagues! It’s award season and you are invited to the annual ACF/CFC President’s Gala! Held at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Saturday, January 28th, 2017 6:00 pm Cocktails & Cash Bar 7:00 pm  Dinner & Awards Dress is Black Tie Optional $60.00

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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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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.