The Culinary Insider March 5
Registration for ChefConnect: Newport Beach is EXTENDED
Extended Registration for ChefConnect: Newport Beach
Advance registration has been extended until March 9th!  After this date, onsite registration rates will apply. Register now - space is limited !

Network with hundreds of your fellow chefs, learn from trendsetting speakers and discover new products at ChefConnect: Newport Beach, March 18-March 20. See program details when you register online.
Culinary Salon Winners - Northeast & Southeast
Northeast Region
The Northeast Region Culinary Salon was hosted by Erie Community College in Williamsville, New York, on January 26-28, 2018. Congratulations to these winners, who will move forward to the National Competition held in New Orleans during  Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show.
Ben Simpkins, CEC, CCA
Chef of the Year
William Racin, CEPC
Pastry Chef of the Year
Lisa Tomecek , CEPC
Chef Educator of the Year
John Selick, CEC, CCA
Chef Professionalism Award
Julio Chavez
Student Chef of the Year
Wolfgang Geckeler,
CEC, AAC, HOF
Hermann G. Rusch Chef's
Achievement Award
Southeast Region
Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina hosted the Southeast Regional Culinary Salon on February 23-25, 2018. Congratulations to these winners, who will move forward to the National Competition held in New Orleans during Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show.
Christopher Bugher, CEC
Chef of the Year
Joseph Cumm, CEPC
Pastry Chef of the Year
Peter Vossenberg,
CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC
Chef Educator of the Year
Joe Alfano, CEC, AAC
Chef Professionalism Award
Tien Tran
Student Chef of the Year
Bernd Mueller, CEC, AAC
Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award
ACF Member News
ACF Chapters are accomplishing BIG THINGS!
Get involved with your local Chapter! To view upcoming events in your area, check out the ACF Chapter Page .

We want to know what your Chapter is up to, please send your stories to membership@acfchefs.net!



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ACF Young Chef of the Month
Congratulations to Richard Robinson from Woodstock Ga., member of ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc., for winning February’s contest with his favorite ingredient - apples! You, too, could add the title of ACF Young Chef of the Month to your resume and receive a free education badge to an ACF   ChefConnect   or  Cook. Craft. Create.   event of your choice.

Submission deadline is the 15 th  of each respective month. March topic: Describe a culinary accomplishment you achieved and what it meant to you. ” Learn more at  www.acfchefs.org/YCC .
Certification News
Final 2018 Approved Mentor Training at
ChefConnect: Newport Beach
Any Certification Evaluator interested should submit an application as soon as possible. Approved Mentor Training will be held at ChefConnect: Newport Beach. For more information, please contact  certify@acfchefs.net.
Simplify your Recertification Process - Take 16 to Recertify  
Don’t wait for the last minute to get your recertification started. Take 16 hours CEH every year to maintain your certification. Here are some quick  tips  to budget your time and money.
Did you know ACF has a Certification Hotline?  
Call the ACF Certification Hotline at  888-817-5344 , email us at  certify@acfchefs.net , check out  ACF Certification Website , or find us on  Facebook  for daily updates, information, and stories. 
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