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September ACF Chef’s Monthly Meeting

September 10, 2018 @ 6:30pm Total Wine & More, 3335 Corridor Marketplace, Laurel, MD 20724 September’s ACF Chapter Meeting will be a joint meeting with our sister ACF Chapters of The Nation’s Capital Chef’s Association and the Greater Baltimore Chapter. The agenda...

Chef-to-Chef Challenge

Your Chef-to-Chef Challenge Starts Now! Here's How it Works: Refer as many new professional chefs as you can to join your ACF Local Chapter between August 1 and October 31, 2018 (some restrictions apply see below for full details). Find out more:...

3rd Annual Chesapeake Chefs Challenge

Restaurant Association of Maryland presents 3rd Annual Chesapeake Chefs Challenge sponsored by Monday, October 22, 2018 Hosted by: ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter & Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute Chair Information: John Johnson CEC CCE AAC Email:...

5 Chef’s Dinner

Please join us at the beautiful Warrior Retreat at Bull Run in Haymarket, VA on Sept. 8th, 2018 from 4pm to 9pm for a night of fun and amazing food prepared entirely by Military Chefs from all five branches of the service. The meal will cost $150 per person which is a...

August Monthly Meeting

You are invited to a very special chapter meeting featuring a pairing of fresh oysters from Mad House Oysters and an oyster stout from Raven Beer. Learn about how this collaboration from two iconic Maryland brands came together along with some facinating facts about...

Minor’s Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest

From July 1 to August 31, 2018, professional chefs and foodservice operators are invited to participate in Minor’s® Flavor Expedition recipe contest for a chance to win $10,000 and a trip to Lyon, France, to watch the Bocuse d’Or culinary competition January 29-30,...

NCCA Annual Golf Tournament 2018

Join the Nation's Capital Chef's Association for our annual golf tournament on October 15, 2018. This is our largest fundraising event of the year with proceeds benefitting World Central Kitchen - a Jose Andres...

In Memoriam: L. Edwin Brown, HAAC, HHOF

Dear ACF Members: The American Culinary Federation, our members and the culinary community have lost of one of our finest leaders and ambassadors. L. Edwin Brown, HAAC, HHOF, the ACF's first executive director (1980-1994) passed away on May 25th, 2018, while at home...

AAC Dinner at Maryland Club

The Greater Baltimore Chapter (GBC) of the ACF is hosting an AAC dinner at the Maryland Club. Proceeds for the dinner will support the AAC scholarship fund at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) as well as donate to the ACF National Culinary Olympic Team....

January ACF NCCA Meeting

January 29, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at Ping Pong Dim Sum 900 7th St. NW Washington, DC 20001 Kick off 2018 with your fellow culinarians at Ping Pong Dim Sum in Chinatown. Host Chef and long time friend of the chapter, Nishan Amenu, will sample some of his best dim sum...

2nd Annual Local Farm Show

You're Invited! Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10am - 2pm The Coastal Companies 9001 Whiskey Bottom Road Laurel, MD 20723 Meet Local Suppliers! Attend the Homegrown Hub Info Session at 1pm! Go on a Facility Tour! Please RSVP to Lindsey Marks:...

Get a FREE ACF Chef Coat

Effective January 1, 2018: JOIN YOUR local chapter and get a FREE ACF Chef Coat! Click here to download the flyer How it Works: Join as a new Professional Member Or, were you a member once over 6 months ago? Reinstate as a Professional Culinarian member Use...

ChefConnect: Charlotte

Charlotte's got a lot! Charlotte is a lively city with activities ideal for all ages including dining, shopping, live music, unique night life venues, and sports & recreation. Steps away from the Nascar Hall of Fame, Bank of America Stadium. Come and join the fun as...

Zachys D.C.’s Wine Extravaganza

Get 30% OFF for ACF NCCA members only with this special promo code: NCCA30 Join Zachys D.C. for our First Wine Extravaganza Tasting October 24, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zachys-dcs-wine-extravaganza-tickets-38091107528 Over...

NCCA November Social

WHEN: November 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm WHERE: Port City Brewing Company, 3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304 TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nations-capital-chefs-association-november-social-tickets-37787895613 DESCRIPTION Remove your toques and raise a...

Chef Didier Rosada

Presented by Cuisine U: DATE: November 27 & 28, 2017 TIME: 1pm to 9pm both days LOCATION: Virginia College, 14045 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31419 CUISINE U’S TWO DAY CLASS INCLUDES: Attendees will learn how to put preferments to work, from artisan to industrial...

Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest

Minor's® challenges foodservice operators to enter the 2017 Flavor Expedition recipe contest for a chance to win a trip to one of six top U.S. culinary destinations. The Grand Prize trip includes a curated 'food safari' of the selected city. Burgers and sandwiches are...

Shlagel Family Farms – October Chapter Meeting

Join us on October 9, 2017 from 2pm to 5pm at Shlagel Family Farms for a Farm Tour, Pumpkin Carving and Snacks & Refreshments! Sponsored by Keany Produce & Gourmet, along with Naton's Capital Chef's Association. Click here to register for this event. Come on out for...

Memorial Service For Chef Stephen Abel, CEC

Dear Members: It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of a great friend and culinarian; Chef Stephen Abel, CEC. Steve was a long-standing member of our organization and was always one to lend a hand when needed at chapter events. Steve passed on August...

Chesapeake Chefs Challenge

Hosted by: ACF Greater Baltimore Chapter Presented by: Anne Arundel Community College - Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute The Chesapeake Chefs Challenge is a live cooking competition held at the Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo on September 26th and...

NCCA Annual Golf Outing

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE DOWNLOAD THE EVENT FLYER HERE Join the Nation's Capital Chef's Association for our annual golf tournament on Monday, August 7, 2017. This is our largest fundraising event of the year with proceeds benefitting DC Central Kitchen...

Buy Local Cookout 2017

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Buy Local Cookout which will be held in Annapolis on July 20, 2017. LEARN MORE:...

Congratulations Chef Tim Recher

Congratulations to chapter member Chef Tim Recher, CEC for winning the highly coveted 2017 Cutting Edge Award at Chef Connect NYC. Tim is a long time member of the NCCA, has served multiple board positions for us and is a true professional in every sense of the word....

Culinary Scholarships from Restaurantware

Michael Moore from Restaurantware is on a mission to help as many culinary and hospitality students as possible! "I know first-hand how expensive culinary school can be, and I want to help. Restaurantware is committed to fostering the next generation of chefs and...

2017 Northern Shenandoah Valley Farm2Fork Affair

The Shenandoah Valley is planning regional expo of local agricultural producers on March 6, 2017 at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia. Our goal is to help make local Shenandoah Valley produce, meats and other agricultural items for accessible for restaurants...

Annandale High School Career & Job Fair

Industry professionals are invited to participate in a Career and Job Fair taking place at Annandale High School on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Schools, career schools and businesses are welcome to attend and inform our students of the different opportunities that are...

ProStart Teachers Needed

A high school in Howard County is in need of your expertise! Wilde Lake High School’s ProStart teacher is in desperate need of some industry professionals to come and speak with the kids, give demos and/or work on some skills with the students (i.e. knife skills). The...

Trainer & Proctor Kimberly Blakeley

Dear Fellow Association Members: I'm a new Associate member of ACF and a national Food Safety Administrator; Food Manager, Food Handler and HACCP Testing proctor. I offer many CONVENIENT options and flexibility for "on-site" group training. As an approved trainer and...

2017-18 Board of Director Elections

2017-18 Board of Director elections are underway. Please exercise your right to vote for the new board members by 12/31/2016. If you are a student, culinarian, professional or senior member in good standing with the ACF, then you should have received the electronic...

Be the Future of ACF!

Connect with emerging culinary professionals and help shape the future of the American Culinary Federation. ACF is currently accepting applications for national officers of the Young Chefs Club. If you are an ACF member age 18-25, take this important step to ignite...

National Apprenticeship Week is Nov. 14 – 20

National Apprenticeship Week is Nov. 14 – 20  An American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) apprenticeship is more than just a job. Join ACFEF in celebrating the U.S. Department of Labor’s second annual National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 14-20. ACF will...

Nominate Your 2017-18 Board Members

There is still time to nominate your 2017-18 board members. We are seeking positions for President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Candidates must be active members in good standing with the ACF for a minimum of 2 years. Please fill out the nomination form...

NRA What’s Hot Survey

It's time for the NRA "What's Hot" Survey! Take the survey to identify the restaurant menu trends for the upcoming year and tell us what you think will be hot in...

26th Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off

Promote your restaurant or catering to hundreds of seafood lovers and help a worthy cause! See the flyer below for details or download the flyer as a PDF here....

Flavor Expedition Recipe Contest

You could win a trip to watch the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition January 24-26, 2017 in Lyon, France! Create a recipe that celebrates the New Minor's Ready to Flavor benefit and see where it takes you. Please see the flyer below for more details or...

Call All NCCA Chefs! Diet-To-Go Recipe Contest

Are you up for a healthy challenge? Diet-to-Go, the DC area’s premier meal delivery service, is looking for fresh, innovative meals that are bursting with flavor. We’re calling on YOU for new ideas for complete meals, side items, or single recipes that are nutritious...

2017 ACF Awards

Applications are now being accepted for all 2017 American Culinary Federation awards. The honor of an ACF award proves skill, knowledge and professionalism in the culinary industry and can further your recognition as a qualified chef. These awards represent the...

INVITATION to Idea exchange & CHAPTERS IN ACTION!

Share your ideas: National office would like to invite chapter leaders to share ideas during breakfast on Monday, July 18, 2016 during Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show in Phoenix. Let us know the topics you are interested in so we can “sign” special tables in...

Call for Entries: 2017 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Awards

It is time to nominate friends and colleagues for the 2017 Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award! The Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award was created to recognize the ACF chef who best exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism in today’s kitchen—...

Let’s Move to Local Foods

“Let’s Move-To Local”. Join us for this interactive meeting with some of the best local growers in the DC area Russel Shlagel – Shlagel Family Farm, Eli Cook – Spring Valley Farm & Orchard, Lisa Godfrey – Godfrey Family Farm, Lois Allensworth – Lois Produce. We will...

Wisconsin Milk Board Cheese and Beer Tasting

Come join the Nation’s Capital Chef’s Association and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board for an exciting and informative pairing of Wisconsin cheese and craft beer.  The event will start with a 1-hour educational seminar from Sara Hill, Manager of Cheese Education and...

The Adams-Burch Great Ideas Show 2016

This annual show is one of the largest food service show on the east coast where customers can see the newest items in food service, equipment and supplies, and receive discounts on new and existing items. They will have over 170 of the best vendors in the country...

Classic French Butchery Demo & Tasting

Master Butcher Marc Pauvert will be performing a demo of classic french butchery on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6pm. He is one of a very few Certified Master Butchers in the United States and is routinely traveling the country performing live events, classes and...

ChefConnect: Atlanta – March 13-15, 2016

ACF is kicking off the 2016 event series in Atlanta! The state’s largest city and capital, Atlanta, boasts itself as a thriving business center with an eclectic mix of residents back dropped by a city with southern roots. With a flair for the arts and a heart for...

Guy’s Grocery Games

My name is Jenn and I am a Casting Associate with Levity Entertainment Group where we are casting a Food Network show called Guy’s Grocery Games hosted by Guy Fieri. We are looking for amazing chefs who have a hunger for competition. There is also a specialty episode...

NCCA Holiday Gala

Come celebrate the new year with great food, drink and music at Belle Haven Country Club 6023 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria, VA 22307 When: Sunday, January 17th from 5-8pm. Attire: Business attire Cost: $55 per person (with open bar) DON’T MISS OUT — RESERVE YOUR SEAT...

National Breakfast Week Success!

Thank you to all that volunteered to assist with serving breakfast on 7 March 2014 at Groveton Elementary School in Alexandria, VA. The project was spearheaded by Chef Kevin Halpin at Belle Haven Country Club.