6
Sep
2018

2018 Culinary Arts Competition

The American Culinary Federation’s Central Florida Chapter is excited to host the ACF Culinary Arts Competition again for the 22nd year in a row. This competition takes place during the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show held on September 6-8, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center. (2018 FRLA Show website) This year, we have some

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22
Jan
2015

January Chapter News

Hello Chefs, Culinarians & Colleagues! FEBRUARY CHAPTER MEETING Don’t miss our next Chapter Meeting – the first one of 2015. Date: Monday, February 2nd, 2015 Where: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts When: 6:30 pm Click here to download a flyer to print out and post around your office or kitchens. Guests are welcome.

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29
Dec
2014

New Year’s News

Hello Chefs! Here’s what is on the chapter news board as we get ready to kick off 2015. 2015 President’s Annual Awards Gala: It’s award season and you are invited to the annual ACF/CFC President’s Gala! Held at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort on Sunday, January 11th, 2015. 6:00 pm Cocktails & Cash Bar 7:00

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23
Aug
2014

The O-Town MacDown

Are you ready for the O-Town MacDown? Join us on Saturday, August 23rd at the Orange County Convention Center for Give Kids The World’s newest fundraiser and Orlando’s cheesiest cooking competition presented by SeaWorld – The O-Town MacDown! Professional and home cooks will face off to see who has the best mac-n-cheese in Orlando. There

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5
Apr
2014

Competitors Wanted for the 2014 OTown MacDown

Dear Friend, 

 I have a challenge for you! I’ve recently signed up as the Corporate Chair for a brand new event coming to Orlando called the O-Town MacDown. It’s a macaroni and cheese cooking competition and family fun event to benefit Give Kids The World and I’m asking if you would consider competing. 


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19
Jun
2013

Culinary Competition at the 2013 FRLA Show

Over $50,000 in Awards & Prizes! The 2013 Culinary Arts Competition will be held during the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show this September 22nd thru 24th. This competition draws in chefs from every corner of the US and beyond. From apprentices to accomplished master chefs, they showcase their exceptional talents. The Culinary Cup Challenge has

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10
May
2012

Congratulations to Dawn Viola on Her First Culinary Win!

Congratulations to Dawn Viola for her first culinary win! She won a First place, gold medal in the ACF Master Chef Challenge with her recipe: Buttermilk-Poached Snapper with andouille grits cake, endive-apple slaw with sweet tea vinaigrette, bouillabaisse beurre blanc, fried oyster, smoked tomato concasse, and wilted greens. The ACF Master Chef Challenge (K-9 Professional

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3
Apr
2012

ACF Contest for Culinary Students & Apprentices

The American Culinary Federation has a unique opportunity for culinary students and apprentices: the Lead Like “Mike” contest. ACF students and apprentices are invited to enter the Lead Like “Mike” Contest by May 2 for the chance to access culinary leaders and top-notch networking opportunities at the 2012 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Fla. One

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20
Aug
2011

ACF Palm Beach Invitational

Contact: Registration Chair, Chef Patrick Fagen, CEC, AAC Contact Phone: (561) 732-6404 Contact E-mail: chefpinetree@aol.com Description: ACF Palm Beach Invitational Culinary Salon ∼ SAVE THE DATE ∼ Saturday – August 20th, 2011 Featured Category Formats: ➢ Student Jr. Team Competition • 4 Competitor Teams – Skills and Menu – Sponsored by Culinary Convenience • Winning

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10
Jul
2011

Summer Updates: Certification, Annual FRLA Show, NACE Event and more

The summer season is here. It’s time to bring out the grill for cook-outs with family and friends and to have some fun in the sun. Don’t forget to lather up with sunscreen while you’re out…The practical exam is open to all interested candidates. You do not have to be an ACF member…We are planning a joint event with NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) in July. The event will be a team building event helping the sales/catering people communicate to the Chefs…and more!