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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

June 14 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Welcome to New Members

At the June meeting, the following new members were inducted into the ACF Central Florida Chapter: Pablo Martinez Jr, Paul D’Amelio, Eric Roviaro, Eneydi Torres, Noedmari DeLaluz, Renata Hall, Matthew Magro, Sahib Singh, Jeff Paul, Arthur Taylor, and Paul Kemp II.   A message from Keith R. Esbin – 2nd Vice President/Membership Chair: “We have

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June 14 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Please Review Our New Chapter ByLaws

Roger Newell, CEC,CCE,CCA,AAC, Chairman of the By-laws Committee, would like to announce the completion of the newly updated Constitution & Chapter By-laws. The 36-page PDF document is available on our website! Click here for a downloadable copy. We ask every member to please read and review the new By-laws. In about a week, we will

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May 1 , 2013 ACFCFCChefs No Comments

Congratulations to Chef Keith Esbin

McCormick For Chefs Kids Recipe Contest! We just heard the news! Keith Esbin, Corporate Executive Chef of Bar Harbor Seafood, is the winner in the inaugural McCormick For Chefs Kids Recipe Contest. This contest was not only sponsored by a major company (McCormick) but it also had the support of the National Restaurant Association and

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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.