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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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June 24 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs 2 Comments

Chef Table Night at Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest will present its first Chef Table Night on Thursday, August 29th, where guest chefs will work with the Second Harvest culinary students to create a spectacular dining event that will help to raise money for hunger relief efforts in Central Florida. Chefs interested in participating in a future Chef Table Night should contact

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June 19 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

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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June 17 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Next Practical Exam

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts is hosting the next Practical Exam on August 25, 2013. Mark your calendar. Limited entries accepted, so please act quickly. For convenience, online registration now available. Click here to link directly to the registration entry page. If you have questions about the Practical, please email Roger Newell at

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Thanks to These Companies Who Help Make Our Chapter Great

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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.