ACF National Convention: Orlando
Orlando, FL | August 4th-8th, 2019
Pre-registration is closed. On-site registration begins August 4th, 2019.
Learn more about the event on the ACF website.
Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.
2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008
VIP Access: 5pm-8:30pm
General Admission: 6pm-8:30pm
Masters of Ceremony
Food Stations with Sweet & Savory Small Plates . C-CAP High School Students & Teachers paired with 30 top local Chefs
Dress Attire: Casual Elegance
Harvest Moon Tickets: $125 per person
Super Harvest Tickets: $175 per person
$75 per ticket is tax-deductible
Tickets and Sponsorships range from $125 to $10,000. Please contact Jill Smith at 623.606.6213 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a Harvest Moon Sponsor. All proceeds are used to support Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP Arizona).
Congratulations to the winners of the SkillsUSA National Culinary Competition !
16 total students from around the country scored high enough to earn their CFC Certifications in Louisville, Kentucky last week!
1 st Place Secondary: Isis Prieto, Sheridan Technical High School, Hollywood, FL
1 st Place Post-Secondary: Ashley Tolley, The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Last year’s SkillsUSA winner and current CIA student Julia Spondike was also selected to represent the USA in the culinary competition at WorldSkills to be held in Russia in 2019.
Read more from the source: ACF Young Chefs News: SkillsUSA National Culinary Competition
Arizona Culinary Institutes 2018 Spring Graduation Ceremony Date: Thursday May 31, 2018 Time: Registration 12:00 Ceremony 1:00 PM Location: McDowell Mountain Community Church 10700 N. 124th Street (Shea Blvd and 124th Street) Scottsdale, AZ. 85259 Cocktail Reception: Time: 2:00-3:00 Location: Arizona Culinary Institute 10585 N 114th Street, Ste. 401, Scottsdale, AZ. 85259 Contact Susan Lane, Registrar, Student Advisor at email@example.com for more information.
Source: Graduation May 2018
The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa will host ChefConnect: Newport Beach, March 18-20. If you’re a chef exploring new ideas and flavors, a student looking to gain experience or a foodservice professional keeping atop the latest and greatest, we’ve got plenty of educational and networking opportunities for you. Early registration deadline is Nov. 15.
Register by Oct. 1 to qualify for the ACF payment plan by calling the events team at1-800-624-9458. You’ll be entered into a drawing to win an excursion plus dinner for two in the host city.
On January 15, the ACFAZ will hold its first meeting of the year at Total Source Foodservice.
Board Meeting: 3:30pm
General Meeting: 5:00pm
Open to all to attend.
Total Source Foodservice
4023 E Mcdowell Rd
The best of the Arizona culinary scene will come together this October for an exceptional night of dish tasting and wine pairing under the stars. The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North will again be the setting for this ideal local experience where the top chefs of the valley will be presenting their best creations, and world-class wines will offer your palette the best high-end culinary experience.
Proceeds from Cooks and Corks will benefit the Scottsdale League for The Arts, proud presenters of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and several local culinary experiences held to benefit local Art programs that make life in the community a more meaningful one.
Tickets for this all-inclusive event will be on sale soon.
the Taste of Elegance Culinary Competition will be held at EVIT, East Valley Institute of Technology on Monday October 23, 2017 from 6:30- 8:30 pm. First place winner receives $1,000, second place $500, third place $250, and the People’s Choice award winner receive a Mercer culinary set. The winning chef will also represent Arizona at the “Pork Summit” held at the CIA, Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, CA in spring of 2018. This is the event’s 5th year.
The participation limit is 12 chefs. If you’d like to participate, please contact Ed Bass, Event Manager of the Taste of Elegance.
For more information call 800-308-6549. Fax number number 800-308-65489.
Sunday, September 24th, 2017
$45 per person +tax
Fall Harvest Farm-to-Table Hands-on Cooking Class: Cold Tomato Soup, Veggie Stir-fry and Roasted Veggies
Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie A. Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert and local Phoenix Cookbook Author, in a unique harvest-to-table local organic culinary experience. Tour the organic style farm and harvest organic veggies at the Learning Garden at The Farm. Create veggie dishes with local, seasonal, organic produce. Learn how to prepare the Fall veggies with simple culinary techniques in Melanie’s book, “A New View of Healthy Eating” using “what’s in season veggies” including cold tomato soup, Fall veggie stir-fry, and perfect roasted veggies. Mindfully enjoy your culinary creations with community in the beauty of The Farm at South Mountain.
Meet the Chef!
Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker, is Founder and CEO of Experience Nutrition Group, LLC, in Phoenix, Arizona and author of “A New View of Healthy Eating, Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods.” Melanie has been active in wellness, integrative medicine, and nutrition for over 15 years. She is a 2007 graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, 2001 Integrative Medicine Fellow and 2003 Intuition Fellow of the Kaiser Institute, former marketing consultant for Weil Lifestyle, LLC / Andrew Weil, MD, current Holistic Nutrition instructor of Whole Foods Cooking and Conscious Eating at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, in Tempe, Arizona, and 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She received culinary training with the Rouxbe Cooking School Plant-Based Professional Cooking Certification. Experience Nutrition was an Official Health & Wellness Partner of the NFL Alumni Association in 2011. You can always find Melanie shopping at farmers’ markets, experimenting in the kitchen, or practicing yoga. Learn more at http://www.EXPNutrition.com
Where is the class located?
Head to the back of the property (turning into The Farm form 32nd street) where you will arrive at the entrance to a horseshoe. Take a direct left past the white picket fence and park in the dirt lot. Class will be held at the Canopy (The White Tent in the South Grove).
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Class agenda is geared for adults.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Farm has parking at the end of the lane or across 32nd street.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Please wear shoes for walking and sunscreen if you need. Outside food, drink and coolers are not allowed at The Farm.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email classes (@) thefarmatsouthmountain.com with any questions.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are non-refundable. Please email classes (@) thefarmatsouthmountain.com to discuss transfers at least 3 days in advance.
The first class in our 12-week Pastry Series. This unique series is designed to teach you all about the essentials in the world of Pastries. Led by highly qualified and talented Chef Dan Boman, you will walk through essentials such as yeast and pastry doughs, quick breads, cookies, icings, chocolate tempering, individual pastries and assembled cakes only to name a few.
-Intro to Ingredients: Flour, gluten
-Quick Breads: Scones, muffins, brownies
The ACF will be sharing ACF members memorable apprenticeship stories and recognize a chef mentor during National Apprenticeship Week November 13-19. To participate, click this link to fill out their questionnaire.
Join us for an evening of food tasting, drinks, and entertainment at
the Main Gate Square Culinary Challenge!
Sample signature menu items (for free) from over a dozen Main Gate Square restaurants and cafes, including:
Woops, Bear Track U, Espresso Art Café, Frog and Firkin, The Dutch Eatery & Refuge, Fuku Sushi Tucson, Jimmy’s Pita & Poke, Pasco Kitchen & Lounge, Red’s Smokehouse & Tap Room, Kababeque Indian Grill, Gentle Ben’s, Sinbad Resturant Tucson, Mutts, No Anchovies!, Illegal Pete’s Tucson, The Fix, Arizona’s Mac n Chz Headquarters, The Scented Leaf, Starbucks, Tucson University Park Hotel, Campus Candy at Arizona, Cup It Up American Grill, Caffe Luce Coffee Roasting Co., Panera and more! Vote for your favorite restaurants for the People’s Choice Award, and get to know the chefs and staff from all over Main Gate Square.
On The Menu Live’s Matt Russell will host a competition between Main Gate Square’s best chefs and bartenders! A panel of special guest judges, including Tucson Foodie, will award Best of Main Gate 2017 honors.
Taste some of the best local beer a wine at our no host bar (21+ with a wrist band). Proceeds from the bar will benefit the Caridad Community Kitchen Food Training program.
Enjoy games, music by the Nathaniel Burnside Trio, win prizes! #EatLocal
Parking is free in the Tyndall Ave Garage on Saturdays. Geronimo Plaza is just a half block west of the University Blvd/ Tyndall Ave stop of the Tucson Modern Streetcar.
In case of rain, our secondary location is Tucson University Park Hotel across the street from Geronimo Plaza.
Kick off the summer with C-CAP’s Junior Board!
You are invited to a fabulous evening to support C-CAP!
C-CAP alumni will be featuring light bites paired with rosé from Wölffer Estate Vineyard and select cocktails.
Monday, June 19
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Exclusive West Village Duplex Loft and Private Roof Deck
305 Bleecker Street, New York, NY