Click the following links for the Dining Out radio show which features many topics and chefs from the Tampa Bay area.  Now on air Wednesdays from 2-3 pm.

Blue’s Berry Farms, donation and u-pick season

On May 4th, Vince Blancato went to Susan Dumke’s Blues Berry Farm and picked up 30 lbs of Strawberries and 3 flats for Blueberries for smoothies that Chef Ray and Vince made at the CCF Field Day at Northwest Elementary School in Hudson.  Thanks Blue’s Berry Farms!!   […]

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Chef Rene Marquis and his culinary student on the news

Chef Rene Marquis and his culinary student, Gianna, on the news Sunday morning.  Check it out on Facebook!!

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Congratulations Gianna on winning the state competition!

Congratulations to Chef Rene’s student, Gianna, for winning the state competition in Disney today for the Fresh from Florida student chef cook off.  Her dish will be featured next year in Florida schools for lunch.  

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2017 ACF Golf Tournament

2017 ACF Golf Tournament Proceeds benefit the Tampa Bay Association’s Culinary Student Scholarships and the Ryan Wells Foundation. This year the event is being held at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa.  Lunch and Awards to be held indoors!! See our website for the registration form and […]

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Harvest Day at Fox Hollow Elementary

Chef Ray Benton CEC, HAAC at his school’s harvest in December. This is a picture of the third grade garden at Fox Hollow Elementary School, Port Richey, and Chef Ray cleaning,cutting and sampling the crop to his students. It was a Bountiful Harvest and the students were […]

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Check out the new job postings!!

Please look at our job board and pass along information to anyone who might be looking. JOBS

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Items for sale

Robot Coupe R100 $300, a really good soup pot (it can boil water) $125, and a Chef cutlery knife/ tool kit $50.00 Contact Rick at 813-404-0021 if interested

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Restaurantware is a new Partner of the ACF!

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Restaurantware offering Scholarships for Students!

If you are a student and would like to apply or you know a student in need, please pass along this information.  Candidates must provide proof of enrollment or future enrollment in a culinary arts school or college with an accredited culinary arts, hospitality or similar program […]

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Ryan Wells Foundation hosts their first Slow Cooking for a Cause event!

Great job done by the Ryan Wells Foundation in hosting their first Slow Cooking for a Cause event at Lealman Innovation Academy!!  The event helps teach families in need how to prepare meals in a slow cooker.  They received great feedback from the families in attendance and […]

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