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Welcome Jan Costa & Florida Fresh Meat Company

 Welcome our new chapter member and sponsor Jan Costa, Director of Florida Fresh Meat Company in Summerfield Florida.  Please take a look at his web page at Jan will be working closing with our chapter’s education team and also […]

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Our Next Meeting will Be on September 14

Chefs, it has been a long summer.  Start planning for our next meeting. Chef John Woods, CEC, Culinary Instructor at The Villages Charter High will host our mewing on Monday  September 14. The school is located at: The Villages High […]

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ACF National Convention Looking for Volunteers

Volunteer Shifts are available for the national convention from July 29 – August 4.  Information on how to volunteer can be found on the Central Florida ACF web site at You can also contact Chef Dawn Viola, CEC at […]

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Congratulations & Thank You Chef Carol Hass

 to Chef Carol Hass on her retirement from Lake County Schools and Mt Dora High School. Carol has been with the school system for over 35 years.  Carol, thank you for your deduction and service to our children and out […]

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Congratulations to Valerie Hart

My Best Life  Congratulations to our great friend and fellow ACF member Valerie Hart in publishing her new book – My Best Life. Check the book out. It is great. You can order her book from Archway Publishing

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Message from Chef Jeff Rotz

My friends, I want to thank you for supporting me during the ACF National Election.  Unfortunately I fell short and Chef Michael Deihl has been e-elected.  I promise you I will work with Mike to help improve the ACF.  I […]

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Positions available – Mt Dora

Pisces Ring in Mt Dora is looking for experiences kitchen and catering help.  Contact General Manager Josh at or call his cell at (352) 636-5433.

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Chef Jeff for ACF Southeast Region Vice-President

Don’t forget, Chef Jeff is running for Southeast Region Vice President of  the American Culinary Federation.  Voting starts on May 6th an he needs your support.  Jeff has always been in a leader in supporting our chapter and the membership […]

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Congratulations Chef Damion Myers

  Chef Damion Myers for completing his ACF certification as our newest Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC). Damion, we are very proud of you!

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Congratulations & Monday’s Meeting

 to Alexis Havens & Amber Peters for completing their certifications as Certified Culinarian. We are very proud of these two young ladies for completing this arduous task.  Goof luck in your future. Don’t forget about Monday’s May 11, 2015 meeting […]

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