16
Aug
2015

2015 National Convention Wrap Up

Hello Chefs! As the dust settles from the convention, we’d like to tell you how well we did. In a word, the convention was terrific! As the Convention Committee Chairperson, Roger Newell could not have asked for a more dependable, flexible, professional, and energetic team. Supporting a convention of this size really does require a

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19
Aug
2014

A Busy Summer for the ACF Central Florida Chapter

Hello Chefs! It might have been “summer break”, but the ACF/CFC had a lot going on this summer. Here are a few highlights… Our Field Trip to ACF National Office: In July, almost 40 people (ACF/CFC members and a group of students from Second Harvest Food Bank) joined in a field trip to tour the

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25
Feb
2014

Congrats to Chef Hari Pulapaka, CEC!

A huge congrats to Hari Pulapaka, CEC! He was announced as a 2014 James Beard Foundation award semifinalist for Best Chef: South today. Pulapaka is executive chef/co-owner of Cress in Deland, Fla. and a member of ACF Central Florida Chapter.

2
Oct
2013

President's Message: Thanks for a Great FRLA Show!

A Message from Chapter President, Nora Galdiano: Greetings Chefs, Culinarians, and Colleagues! Fall is here and we’re starting to feel just a bit of less heat in the air in Central Florida. Chefs are starting to create their menus using bountiful products that the season has to offer. Another successful Culinary Arts Competition is behind

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17
Sep
2013

SE Regional News – Congratulations, Chef Nora Galdiano!!

This email message just came in… ACF Southeast Members and Friends, I’m really looking forward to working with all of you to help create an environment of widespread communication and growth throughout our region.  As I spoke to you over the last few months, I talked about representing the principles of the Southeast to the

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30
Jul
2013

The Scoop from the 2013 National Convention

Greetings Chefs, Culinarians, and Colleagues, I hope that everyone is staying cool and enjoying their summer. Some of you may have already had the opportunity to light up your grills and do a cookout, soaking in some Florida sunshine. It’s hard to believe that the kids have to return to school in a couple of

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19
Mar
2012

Chocolate, Duck & Awards…Oh, My!

First, the chocolate news… The annual Festival of Chocolate approaches! This decadent event will be held in Orlando on April 27th thru 29th. Click here for a copy of the brochure. They are looking for student teams to compete on Friday, April 27th in a dessert plating competition. They are also having a wedding cake

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