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ACF Central Florida Chapter
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Membership

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.

Volunteerism

The ACF Central Florida Chapter needs your help for our chapter to successfully host the 2017 Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show from July 9th — 13th at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. We are especially in need of volunteers on Wednesday, July 12th and Thursday, July 13th. Please check out our registration page and volunteer your time!

Competitions

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.

Certification

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

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!

STAY INFORMED

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CHAPTER NEWS
Chapter Information, Announcements, Features and More

September 21 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Announcing the 2018 Culinary Arts Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Culinary Arts Competition held during the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show on September 6th-8th at the Orange County Convention Center. 2018 ACF-SANCTIONED CULINARY ARENA COMPETITIONS Taste of Elegance Pork Signature Recipe Competition: 1st Place Gold Medal: Lance Cook, Hammock Dunes Club 2nd Place Gold Medal: Angel Santiago, Universal

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August 2 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

A Message from our Chapter President

Greetings CFC Chefs, It’s been a very active summer already and I do apologize for the delay in sending out a President’s Message. I recently returned from the ACF National Convention with a delegation from the ACF Central Florida Chapter, and I must tell you it was an exceptional convention. Most of you are aware

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June 21 , 2018 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Chef Competitors Wanted!

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. The ACF CFC Culinary Arts

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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.