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November Chef Night

Another great night with the kids in the kitchen! This program is so important and teaches the children skills and educates them and their families on healthy eating. They were glowing as they worked with you all in the kitchen to prepare a healthy dinner for their […]

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Vigo-Alessi Plant Tour

Attendees at the November 11 chapter meeting sporting their hair nets as they took the Vigo Bread Crumb Tour at Monday’s meeting. It was an excellent tour paired with demos, gifts and a great meeting.

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2013 November President’s Message

Greetings Chapter Members, It’s really amazing how quickly this year has gone by.  We as a chapter have been very fortunate to have very loyal members who value the ACF. I have recently been involved with a group in Hillsborough County that are looking to get involved […]

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Competition Winner

Great News! Congratulations to Chef Michael Priola, CEC, ACE, AAC Receives 1 gold Medal, (2) 2nd place Awards & 2 Silvers Medals     Second Place – Silver Medal The Mushroom Council Signature Recipe competition a chef’s competition designed to encourage chefs to creatively prepare and feature mushroom […]

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2013 AAC Dinner

    September 29th, 2013 marked the night of Gerard Marquetty and Les Eckert’s American Academy of Chefs dinner held at Avila Golf and Country Club in Tampa, Florida. The benefiting charities for the evening were the American Academy of Chefs and American Culinary Federation’s Chef and […]

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October President’s Message

I hope you all had an opportunity to observe the ACF News in this month addition of the Culinary Insider.  I am encouraged and eager to support and celebrate Childhood Nutrition Day during the month of October. At Land O’ Lakes High School, Academy of Culinary Arts […]

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August President’s Message

ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association President’s Message August 2013     In July I had the opportunity to represent our chapter at the 2013 ACF National Convention in Las Vega from July 21st to July 26th. I would like to share some of the activities that I […]

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Chef Night

           The All Children’s Hospital Fit4Allkids Program is a family wellness program targeting weight management as well as nutrition and culinary education.  Knowing how to keep children and families healthy and active is so important, especially with childhood obesity rates at an all-time […]

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Update on George Pastor

  George had surgery several weeks ago and is recovering at ManorCare Health Services-Carrollwood, 3030 W. Bearss Ave, Tampa FL 33618. Map Visits, calls, cards, emails are all appreciated to help break up the day. George’s email address is and phone number is 813-961-5189.

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ACF National Chef Educator of the Year – Les Eckert

I learn utilizing many different learning styles therefore I believe a good educator, no matter the subject must be able to recognize those learning styles within their student body and teach to them. My presentation did just that. I presented material utilizing different teaching methods that reached […]

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