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Set the stage for your contemporary and innovative presentations. Constellation™ dinnerware from Libbey®, featuring Microban® technology, comes in three modern designs and mix-and-match Universal Accessories. All patterns use our brightest-ever white porcelain to flexibly complement any setting, while brilliantly showcasing every dish. (Shown in modern Galileo™ pattern.)
Discount Ends Feb. 9 for ChefConnect: Charlotte
ACF's 2018 event theme is Be The Change... Exciting keynote speakers, presenters and chef demonstrations in new culinary trends will inspire you to #BeTheChange in your kitchen.
Advance Registration Ends Friday
Register now to save $50 to $100
Network with hundreds of your fellow chefs, learn from trend-setting speakers and discover new products at ChefConnect: Charlotte on February 25-27. See program details when you register online. After February 9 all registrations will be onsite at the higher rate.
California Hotel Deadline
Hotel Discount Ends February 18
for Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. Book your reservation online here!
 *Room rates not guaranteed after Feb. 18 - Close to sell out!*
Advance Registration Discount Ends March 2 See program details when you register online .
Chapters Help Steer the Future of ACF
All Chapter Presidents should plan to attend the Business Meeting and Regional Forum at their region's ChefConnect. Compliant chapters will vote for ACF Committee members during this meeting.
Northeast Culinary Salon Winners
Results are in! Erie Community College hosted our first of four ACF Regional Salons over January 26-28, 2018. Congratulations to these winners, who will move forward to compete for National awards during Cook.Craft.Create. ACF National Convention & Show, to be held in New Orleans July 15-19, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Registration for convention is now open at discounted early rates!
Ben Simpkins, CEC, CCA
Northeast Region
Chef of the Year
Ben Simpkins, CEC, CCA
 Baltimore Country Club
Gold medal
William Racin, CEPC
Northeast Region
Pastry Chef of the Year
William Racin, CEPC
The Duquesne Club
Silver medal
Sponsored by Plugra butter
and Cémoi chocolate
Julio Chavez
Northeast Region
Student Chef of the Year
Julio Chavez
University of New York at Delhi
Silver medal
Sponsored by Libbey
Culinary Institute of NY Monroe College Student Team
Northeast Region Student Team
Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College
ACF Long Island Chapter
Gold medals
Sponsored by RL Schreiber
Certification News
Approved Mentor Training
Space Is Limited - Apply Now
Only advance applicants are invited to train during ChefConnect: Charlotte or ChefConnect: Newport Beach. Interested Evaluators can request an application from certify@acfchefs.net.
ACF Certification Concierge Programs
What better way to motivate a team, improve job retention, elevate your staff, and improve recruiting efforts than to arrange an ACF Certification Concierge for your culinary team? Contact dbridgeman@acfchefs.net with interest. Learn more here:
Want to know more?
Call the ACF Certification Hotline
at 888-817-5344
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ACF Member News
ACF Offers Member Benefits For Your Business
Access these benefits and more--log in to the Members Advantage Program!
  • AJG business insurance brokerage to find the best rates for your business and employees
  • 10% off InFoodSys Recipe Editor subscription, plus a 30-day free trial
  • Free, customizable POS and management software from Prolific Business Solutions, featuring great processing rates  
  • 10% off of your Restaurantware purchases, from plateware to eco-friendly disposables to edibles
New Directions for NCR
ACF is fulfilling its strategic plan for sound fiscal management while supporting programs to benefit members. New directions include an adjusted issue schedule for The National Culinary Review magazine: With monthly issues in January, February, March and April, it will be published bimonthly for the remainder of 2018 (for a total of 8 issues) and quarterly in 2019. By coordinating this magazine together with Sizzle content, ACF will ensure that members receive timely trend and news updates while also controlling expenses. 
Calling Young Chefs
Be the Next ACF Young Chef of the Month
Each month, one Young Chef receives a FREE education badge to an ACF   ChefConnect   or   Cook. Craft. Create.   event of their choice!
Apply by the 15th of each month on the ACF Young Chefs Club page.
ACF Discounts on Industry Events
ACF has partnered with industry providers to offer special member rates at these events.
 Plan to stop by the ACF Booth when you walk the NRA Expo Hall! Register by May 20 with ACF's special discount code - ACF201856375 to attend at the ACF Member rate of just $59 --that's $60 off the regular rate!
Earn up to 43.5 hours of CEH credits during this 3 day conference held June 14-17, 2018, featuring lectures and hands-on classes in the growing field of Culinary Medicine ACF Members may use the code “I Love Legumes” to get a 10% Early Bird Discount for a limited time. For more information and to register, visit   culinarymedicine.org , or email Leah Sarris at  lsarris@tulane.edu .
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