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Chef Hashnomy presenting a cooking demo on sweetbreads at June Chapter Meeting

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ACF members inducted into the Chaine de Rotisseurs

The Chaine de Rotisseurs held a Young Chefs Competition this June.  ACF members Michael Thrash and Mike Priola were inducted into the Chaine.  Also pictured are Rene Marquis and Vanessa Marquis who are already members.

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ACF member inducted to the Canadian Chefs Association Honor Society

This is the ACF Tampa Vice President (Rene Marquis) and his wife the Chapter Membership Chair (Vanessa Marquis) while Rene gets inducted to the Canadian Chefs Association Honor Society at there National Convention at the end of May in Widsor, Ontario.  

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Harvest Day at Fox Hollow Elementary School

On May 31st, Harvest Day, at Fox Hollow Elementary School in Port Richey Chef Vince Blancato and Chef Ray Benton did a tasting of all the vegetables that were grown in the school garden.  They also made smoothies for all the children. These 2nd graders took home […]

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2015 December President’s Message

Hello to fellow chapter members, partners, family & friends; This year seems to have flown by very quickly and this holiday season, many of us will have the opportunity to share very special time to celebrate with family and friends, also new chapter goals will be developed […]

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Holiday Party Enjoyed By Attendees!

Monday, December 14 the chapter enjoyed holiday festivities at the Yuengling Brewery accompanied by BubbaQue’s BBQ. There were roughly 65 ACF members & family and friends that attended the event. Attendees were treated to refreshing beer compliments of Yuengling and the food furnished by BubbaQue’s was delicious. […]

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Chef & Child Event

On Nov. 12 Chef Ray Benton CEC, HAAC and Vince Blancato presented what pollutants do to our aquifer to the 3rd grade students at Northwest Elementary School, Hudson FL.  Before the children “built” their edible aquifer (pictures 1) it was explained to them that water moves through our environment […]

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November President’s Message

Greetings Tampa Bay Culinary Association Members & Friends, I would like to bring you up to speed with our next planned meeting. Chapter meeting; Monday November 16, 2015 will be held at The International Culinary School at The Arts Institute of Tampa, hosted by Chef Clyde Tanner. […]

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Michael Priola Wins Silver

  Congratulations to Michael Priola Second Place Winner at the 2015 Culinary Arts Competition held during the FRLA Show on October 6-8th at the Orange County Convention Center. Chef Priola received a silver medal for both of his dishes. Vegetable Terrine, Eggplant, Mushroom Sausage and Squash and […]

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2015 August President’s Message

Greeting Chapter Members and Friends, I had the opportunity to represent our chapter at the 2015 Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention in Orlando Florida from July 30 to August 3, 2015. I would like to share some of the activities that I experienced at the convention.   […]

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