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.
Monday, May 13, 2019
Hope for Hunger Food Bank, 5605 N 55th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
Two Shifts of volunteers: 9-11 AM and 11 AM – 1 PM
To sign up or ask questions, contact us via the ACFAZ via Facebook page.
Additional information for the event from the Phoenix Recuse Mission, and Chef Garry Waldie, CEC, CEPC, CCE, AAC, HOGT.
“Dear PRM Volunteer,
Thank you for your volunteer service with the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Your efforts on behalf of the Mission are truly appreciated. Your valuable time and services allow us as a Mission to offer superior programs and support to the Valley’s homeless and less fortunate.
All volunteers should be particularly aware of the following:
The minimum age for volunteer service is 12. You will not be permitted to serve if you do not meet this age minimum and are accompanied by an adult.
Please read the Volunteer Guidelines prior to your service.
Please arrive on time. Otherwise it will be necessary to arrange for a substitute.
Please do not bring more volunteers than scheduled, unless previously arranged. We have limited spots available for each service and they are reserved on first come first serve basis. We’ll be happy to schedule others for another time.
Please, dress conservatively, preferably:
Wear jeans or long shorts, T-shirt, etc. NO TANK TOPS OR SPAGHETTI STRAPS ARE ALLOWED!
Closed –toed shoes are a health code requirement. NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS! (Otherwise you will not be able to serve.)
Parking is available in the small lot located on the south side of the building at 55th ave and Luke. Additional parking is available along Luke avenue, please observe and obey all posted parking signage.
We look forward to seeing you. Have fun!
From the ACF newsletter, The Culinary Insider, April 29, 2019, the ACF National Officers election ballots have been sent out via email. If you are eligible to vote, please do. Show your support for your association by returning the email ballot.
No deadline noted for the return. The ballot email is “ACF Election Coordinator”, email, firstname.lastname@example.org, and the subject line “2019 ACF Offical Election Ballot.”
“If you do not receive a ballot and believe you are eligible to vote, please check your spam and junk folders before contacting the federation. All comments and questions should be directed to email@example.com. “
The meeting was held at Barry Goldwater High School’s Culinary Arts department in the school restaurant, Avenue 27. Barry Goldwater High School, BVGHS is part of the Deer Valley Unified School District, and their address is 2820 W. Rose Garden Lane Phoenix, AZ 85027.
You’ll find more information about the program under the BGHS Career and Technical Education tab or on the Culinary Arts program’s website. Culinary Arts
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Starting the ACF Apprenticeship program in Arizona took a step forward with the first confirmed facility and chef on board. Executive Chef Andrew Helmandollar with Casino Arizona will be starting the program for his company and has been waiting for the ACF online material to get through the testing period, which is now done and ready to go. Following up with Chef Helmandollar is next and learning more about the ACF Apprenticeship program.
Another fantastic step forward is connecting with high school culinary arts directors to share with them the ACF Certified Fundamental Cook, CFC certification. Here is the CFC application. For some, the skills and knowledge these students acquire in this program help set the course for their career and with the CFC certification, this gives students their first level of certification when they graduate which will give them an edge in the workforce.
Chef Ryan Mattheis of BGHS hosted the meeting with some of their culinary students and sampled items from their menu. During the general meeting, Chef Mattheis and Chef Dina Alrieri of UMOM had an awesome dialog about the CFC and you could see Chef Mattheis thinking about how that would work for his students. Chef Alrieri ran the pilot program at the Center on Halsted in Chicago, which makes this connection even more exciting. Learn more about her experience with that here.
The students at BGHS learn knife skills,
BGHS also has internships programs available and always looking for to add to their list of potential employers. If you are a chef or food service operator interested in an internship or hiring students, you can learn more here.
We are working on a plan to share the CFC with other Arizona high school culinary art programs and their staff and look forward to sharing more about all of this as it develops.
This type of meeting is part of my “Why” for the Arizona Food Service Network and Chef Student Connect, great things happen when people connect. Next ACFAZ Meeting is April 8th at Metro Tech High School.
Join us March 11th for our next meeting at Barry Goldwater High School.
Board meeting 3:30 PM
Date: March 11
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2820 W. Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: 623-445-3000 Website: https://www.dvusd.org/bghs
The ACFAZ held an American Academy of Chefs/ Presidents Awards Dinner on January 21,
Here is the Album from the event.
The evening started at 4 PM which gave attendees time to socialize and a chance for me to grab a few
I had the vegetarian meal which for the entree was a roasted turnip and it was so good, I’m going to give it a try myself one day. Topped with the Citrus Fennel Salad, I really enjoyed it.
The Pommes Dauphine were outstanding. The world would be a better place with more of those in it. So tasty, we all would have eaten more. My whole meal was fantastic and so was the wine for my favorite form the Forth Course was the Run Babas and the Madeleines were especially good as well.
The winner of the 2018 ACFAZ Chef of the Year is Chef Gary Waldie, CEC, CEPC, CCE, AAC. Learn more about Chef Gary Waldie here. He does many things to help support the chapter and our community, well deserved.
The Purveyors of the Year are Southwest Gas and Capistrano’s Bakery for all their support of the
Hannah Laqua accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award on behave of her husband, Chef Eric Laqua with two of their daughters there as well.
Will need to update this post once I get a list of vendors that donated product that helped make this dinner a success.
Monday, January 21, 2019 at 4 PM – 7 PM
Mirabel 37100 N Mirabel Club Dr, Scottsdale, Arizona 85262
The menu is in development and will post when finalized.
Limited seating. $50.00 per guest.
R.S.V.P. and make payment arrangments with Chef Carlton Brooks by January 14, 2019. ACFCHEFSAZ@gmail.com or (602) 739-5715.
|Start Date:||Saturday, September 15, 2018|
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|Coordinators:||Carlton W. Brooks, CEPC – firstname.lastname@example.org (602) 739-571|
If you need to cancel an exam after you have registered, you must contact both the ACF office and the test site administrator within two weeks of the test date. The ACF registration fee may be transferred to a new test date within six months or will be forfeited.
Candidates must cancel scheduled weekday exams within 24 hours of the exam date. Exams on Saturday or Sunday, must be cancelled by close of business on Friday. If the scheduled exam is not cancelled within that timeframe, registration fees will be forfeited and candidate will still need to pay any host site fees before registering for another practical exam.
In the event of an emergency and a candidate is not able to contact the ACF to cancel, the ACF may request the candidate to provide documentation verifying the emergency.