President’s Message

President’s Letter – April 2020

Blessings Gulf to Lakes members, This is truly a crazy and difficult time we are in right now. Many of our members both locally and nationally are going through a very tough time not working. Idle time can make that […]

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President’s Letter – October 2017

Members, Well it’s been a time as my students say.  I’m grateful for surviving the storm, although so many lost so much.  In Florida we were blessed but unfortunately the USVI and Puerto Rico along with The BVI lost basically […]

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President’s Letter- May 2017

Chefs, Colleagues, and Friends,  After spending the day doing some ACF certifications at Land of Lakes High School Culinary Academy , I have been doing a lot of reflecting.  Besides doing the required evaluation steps to grade a candidate, just […]

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Legacy: Chef Robert Ponsi

It is with a heavy heart and sadness I write this post. A long time friend of many of Gulf to Lakes members has passed away. Robert Henry Ponsi left us last week. Many new him as Chef , he […]

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James Taylor, CEC, AAC, MBA for ACF National President

James Taylor, CEC, AAC, MBA ACF BIO Long Time Member and Volunteer Past Chapter President, Treasurer Chaired numerous chapter committees and fundraisers First Candidate in ACF to serve in all 3 National Positions Giving me a Unique Business Perspective of […]

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President’s Letter – February 2017

Fellow chefs and cooks,  Well the holidays are past us and a new year has begun.  Our chapter is off to a great start to a new year. The January meeting was Hosted by Chef John Woods CEC and Villages […]

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President’s Letter – October 2016

Our next Chefs meeting is on November 14th at 6pm at Beacon College in Leesburg. Hosted by Simon Vaz Gulf to Lakes has some wonderful out reaches coming up and I’m excited to share what we have been up to. […]

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President’s Message – September 2016

Fellow Chefs, Cooks, Colleagues and Friends, Well after a short, hot Summer I hope all of our members have been able to enjoy a little rest and prepare for the fast approaching season.  Personally, I have had a great summer […]

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President’s Letter – April 2016

Dear Chefs, Colleagues, and Friends, We had a great April meeting hosted by Simon Vaz at Beacon College in Leesburg. Simon did a traditional Jamaican dish as a demo and showed his heritage, as well as served a traditional Jamacian […]

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President’s Letter – March 2016

Fellow Chefs and Friends, I’ve just come back from the Southeast and Northeast Regional ACF Convention, held March 12-15, in Atlanta, Georgia. It was awesome seeing chefs from all over; catching up with old friends and meeting many new ones. […]

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