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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 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!


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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Chapter Information, Announcements, Features and More

November 19 , 2017 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

A Message from Our Chapter President

Greetings Chefs and Culinarians, I looked at the calendar this morning, and thought, “where did 2017 go”? We are halfway through November, and it seems like just two weeks ago it was 90 degrees outside. Oh wait, that was two weeks ago — ouch! On the plus side, we all made it through another 8-month

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October 27 , 2017 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Culinary Competition News & November Meeting Details

Greetings Chefs! A Message of Thanks from Show Chairman, Joe Hardiman: “I am happy to bring you the good news about our 2017 Annual Culinary Arts and Pastry Competition. Even though Hurricane Irma walloped us and changed the dates of the FR&L Show, and consequently our competition dates, we had a good showing of competitors,

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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.