2015 March President’s Message

2015 March President’s Message

Greeting to all ACF Chapter Members & Friends,

Most recently I attended the first 2015 ACF NE & SE Regional Conference, which was held in Baltimore Maryland, February 15 to 18, 2015. Both Regionals VP’s welcomed the members to the event.  The overall attendance was very good, despite the winter storm conditions.  There were educational workshops, & seminars provided in the 3 days, which started on Sunday and ending on Tuesday.   I was able to represent our chapter at this conference but was not able to make the business meeting due to a cancellation of my flight. The chapter received a SE Conference Achievement Award, which Allan Gazaway was able to represent our chapter to receive the award.  The conference was very welcoming combining the NE & SE ACF Chapters meeting new members & forming new friendships.   The business meeting was somewhat shortened, but highlighted the past years ACF accomplishments, a review of proposed Bylaws modifications & the introduction of the candidates running for both regional & national positions.

I attended the AAC business/breakfast meeting; they announced the inductees for the 2015 class. Congrats to Chef ‘s Gerard Marquetty &  Les Eckert for their accomplishments.

On a final note, please join us for two full fun days of activities. Our chapter picnic will be at Lettuce Park on Sunday, April 12 2015, it will begin at 10:00 AM TO 4:00PM.

On Monday, June 15 2015 our chapter golf outing. This year we will be at Innisbrook Resort, playing at the South Course. Check out the chapter web sight for more details.

On May 2 & 3 the ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association will be hosting an ACF sanctioned competition being held at AI of Tampa. Chef Allan Gazaway, Nestle USA will again be a sponsor that made this event very successful last year. Chef Clyde Tanner, Director of Culinary Academics at Ai of Tampa will be this years show chair. More details and announcements to follow as we move forward with the Chapter competition.

I want to thank everyone for your Support and Friendship!

Warm Regards,
Michael Rigberg

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