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Young Chefs News
ACF Culinary Youth Team USA 2020 Announced!

Congratulations to the junior culinary team at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, on being named ACF Culinary Youth Team USA 2020. Team members are: Elijah Luck (captain), Melissa Dodd, Torian Jenkins, Ellianna Pageler, Baylie Sargent and Madison Woods, coached by Edward Adel, CEC. 

" [We] are very proud to get the chance to represent all the junior culinarians across the country," says Chef Adel. "We will work hard to represent the country as other teams have in the past."
Need Some Cash?

Calling all students and apprentices! ACFEF scholarship applications are due April 30, 2018. Submit your application at www.acfchefs.org/scholarships
Ingredient of the Month
April's Ingredient of the Month is Strawberries!

ACF wants to see how you creatively use strawberries in your kitchen. Enter the April Ingredient of the Month social media contest and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win cool prizes. Contest ends April 30.

Read the article and then complete the quiz to earn one hour of continuing education credit (CEH) towards ACF certification.
Congratulations to Richard Robin , member of ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc., for winning March’s contest and using rutabaga to
make Seared Pork Chop, Baked and Pineapple Glazed Sweet Potato, Rutabaga Puree.
Member News
The ACF's 2018 events series wraps up in New Orleans at
Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show, July 15-19.

Planning to attend Cook. Craft. Create.? Early bird pricing ends May 14!
New Recruits
Help make your team the best it can be and tell your HR department about ACF’s Career Fair at the Cook. Craft. Create. National Convention & Show in New Orleans, LA. The Career Fair is during the trade show on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18. Recruiters will have access to chefs from across the country and at all levels of their careers. Click here for more information about sponsorships and recruiter opportunities.
Women Speak: Curating the Future of Food   
At WCR's National Conference April 21-23 in Minneapolis, Minnesota , ACF Members are invited to be part of discussions, workshops and events with some of the brightest minds in the industry, from front and back of the house to agriculture and media. Inspiring guest speakers and panelists include Carla Hall, Kim Bartmann, Ann Cooper, Gale Gand, Amy Thielen, Ruth Gresser, Amanda Cohen, Shannon Pestun and more!

Select the Member All Access ticket and enter the code 50WCR18 at checkout to receive the ACF discount.
Share Your Expertise

The American Culinary Federation strives to to enrich the culinary community by providing cutting-edge seminars and demonstrations, highlighting the latest culinary trends and topics at ACF events. All sessions for the 2019 ACF Event Series must demonstrate innovative trends and techniques, while being delivered with the highest quality of expertise.

We are currently accepting proposals for demos and educational seminars for all 2019 Events! Please note the deadline for submitting proposals for all of the 2019 events is May 1st, 2018.
2019 ACF Conferences & Convention
ChefConnect: Atlantic City, Feb. 24-26
ChefConnect: Minneapolis Mar. 31-Apr. 2
Cook. Craft. Create. National Convention: Aug. 4-8
Opportunity: A Seat at the Table

Nominations are still being accepted for the chairperson of elected committee positions on the  Internal Audit and Ethics committees. The deadline for submissions is May 1.

If you would like to run, please review committee policies and procedures (found here for Internal Audit and here for Ethics) and complete and return the Intent to Run form (found here for Internal Audit and here for Ethics) and your biography to administration@acfchefs.net.

Elections will be held at the Board of Governor’s meeting at the National Convention in New Orleans. Please contact National Secretary Kyle Richardson with questions.
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Highlights From the ACF Blog
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