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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Free Produce Giveaway August 14th @ Orange Co Conv Ctr
This Friday we have our 6th Produce Giveaway courtesy of our partnership with Five Star Gourmet Foods and Farmers of Florida to give away 10# boxes of pre-packaged fruits, vegetables, greens and more. Huge thanks to our partner Center of the Plate and the Orange County Convention Center for hosting another giveaway event. Volunteers needed!
Free Produce Giveaway Aug 7th
This Friday we have our 5th Produce Giveaway courtesy of our partnership with Five Star Gourmet Foods and Farmers of Florida to give away 10# boxes of pre-packaged fruits, vegetables, greens and more. Huge thanks to our partner Center of the Plate and the Orange County Convention Center for hosting another giveaway event. Volunteers needed! Please
Free Produce Giveaway July 31st
This week, the Produce Giveaway is courtesy of The Honorable Order of the Golden Toque, who have partnered with the ACF, Five Star Gourmet Foods and Farmers of Florida to give away 10# boxes of pre-packaged fruits, vegetables, greens and more. Our next “truck to trunk” day will be this Friday, July 31st at 9
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