Chef John Betts, CEC, CCE – Featured Chef May 2013

 If you are a young person you may not have had a life changing experience yet, but I can measure my life by those experiences or moments that I can recognize, as easily as you can recognize the lights coming […]

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ACF National Convention

National Convention Registration – NOW OPEN!                  REGISTER TODAY! Are you planning on attending the 2013 ACF National Convention, July 21-25, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada? If yes, then now is the time to register.  The […]

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Congratulations to Chef Ajay

Congratulations to Chef Ajay Pradhan, CSC® for completing his re-certification as Certified Sous Chef®. Ajay is currently working onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s  Brilliance of the Seas as Executive Sous Chef. Prior to this , Ajay has worked for two […]

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ACE Training

        ACE Trainings will be held at the ACF National Convention July 21, 2013 Convention: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (1 Day Only) NV. Register Today There is no fee to attend the ACE Training seminar; […]

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Congratulations Chef Alexander Gandia, Executive Chef at Pisces Rising in Mt Dora Florida.  Alex won the Lake County “Chops” held on Saturday March 23, 2013 at Lake Sumter State College.  More information and pictures will be published later this week.  We […]

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April 2013 – President’s Message

March 22, 2013 Our organization has changed much over the years. One of the greatest things about The American Culinary Federation is the ability to network with thousands of chefs worldwide. As chefs we are creative by nature and networking […]

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Congratulations to “Papa” from Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas

Congratulations “Papa” from Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas.  Papa has been with RCCL for many years and he just completed his Certified Culinarian’s evaluation and testing. he is 66 years old. Go to for more information about “Papa”.

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Congratulations to Chef Josef & Chef Jeff

Congratulations Chef Josef Jungwirth, CEC®, CCA, Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Operation of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Chef Jeffrey Rotz , CEC, CCE, Hospitality Trainer Consultant with Chefs Helping Chefs for being awarded the prestigious Presidential medallion […]

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Another Great Day Supporting the Christian Care Center

Once again, the Chefs from the ACF Gulf to Lakes Chefs & Cooks Association led by Chef Nicole Austin; Chef Dane Gillis, CEC, ACE; and Jeffrey Rotz, CEC, CCE, AAC and students from Leesburg, Lake Minneola, & Eustis High School, […]

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Congratulations to Chef Les Eckert – ACF Southeast Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Chef Les Eckert, CWPC, CCE of the ACF Tampa Bay Chapter for being selected as the ACF Southeast Educator of the Year! Good luck les when you go to Las Vegas to win it all. We are all […]

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