Greeting to all ACF Chapter Members & Friends,

I would like to dedicate my President’s monthly letter to the up coming ACF election of officers.

This is our opportunity to vote!  Vote for the candidates that you feel will lead the ACF National Chef’s Association towards new visions & beginnings with an exciting focus on focal points that will make the ACF National Organization a true leader in the Chef & Hospitality Industry.  We all have seen and heard the promises that the ACF officers have stated they were going to fulfill during their term in office.    Please understand, these commitments are not always possible.  It involves a true commitment with all ACF National officers being on the same page, which mean commitment and loyal support towards the president, elect.  We all have heard ONE INDIVIDUAL CANNOT WIN THE GAME!  This is a TEAM effort, without the support of the ACF Board we will continue the spiraling downhill that has been going on for several years.  I ask you to look at even our own chapter; we had a struggling chapter that stayed a float with very dedicated and loyal members, sponsors & friends & supporters.  Our chapter-founding members have given your executive & board of directors the opportunity to lead our chapter.  In the recent 4 years +, Your board has proven this commitment and made our values to lead the Tampa Bay Culinary Association chapter to be a THRIVING Organization who is committed to our members, sponsors, friends and community.


I ask you all, please make the commitment to vote over the next few weeks ahead!  Your vote counts!


As you are aware, our own elections will be upon us in the near future.  Your current board serving their terms will be up in 2016.  My term will conclude, along with your executive board commitment.    I reach out to you our members who are interested in following the same commitment that your current board had provided you over the past several years.  We need to continue our focus and fulfilling the needs for the chapter members.  Your executive & board of directors will continue to provide exciting venues for our meeting, chapter functions, outings and support.  But we need you to attend these functions to make them continue and rewarding.



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 30 & 31 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. Please find details and announcements on the Chapter website. For competitors convenience Cheryl has added a Pay Pal link to pay for this competition.



I want to thank everyone for your Support and Friendship!


Warm Regards,

Michael Rigberg

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