American Culinary Federation Press Release For Immediate Release: March 31, 2016

Media Contacts: Sarah Roy: (904) 484-0226, [email protected] Jennifer Manley: (904) 484-0247, [email protected]

ACF Central Florida Chapter Named Southeast Region Chapter of the Year American Culinary Federation also recognizes chapters from Tampa, Atlanta and Roanoke. March 31, 2016, St. Augustine, Florida—ACF Central Florida Chapter, Orlando, Florida, was named American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Southeast Region Chapter of the Year during ChefConnect: Atlanta, March 13-15, Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The chapter also received an ACF Southeast Region Chapter Achievement Award at the conference. ACF Central Florida Chapter received the Southeast Region Chapter of the Year title for its exemplary performance in the community and the culinary industry over the past year. Additionally, three other chapters received ACF Southeast Region Chapter Achievement Awards.  ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association, Inc.; Tampa, Florida  ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc.; Atlanta  ACF Southwestern Virginia Chapter; Roanoke, Virginia These chapters each received an award for sustaining a strong membership; holding a culinary competition, a certification practical test or other ACF-approved event in the past year; nominating a member for a 2016 award; contributing to the community by fundraising; and positively representing the chapter and ACF in the community and culinary industry. An ACF World of Thanks award was presented to the following chapter for its involvement in hosting ChefConnect: Atlanta.  ACF Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc.; Atlanta More than 450 chefs, students and foodservice professionals attended ChefConnect: Atlanta. The conference was part of ACF’s Signature Series, which provides educational and networking opportunities for culinary industry professionals and students. Learn more about the conference at www.acfchefs.org/EventSeries, on Twitter @ACFChefs, #ChefConnect or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ACFChefs. Sponsors of ChefConnect: Atlanta were: Custom Culinary®; Minor’s®; Unilever Food Solutions; NEWCHEF Fashion Inc; Plugrá® European-Style Butter; Vitamix; Ecolab; Allen Brothers; Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board; Atlantic Veal & Lamb; American Technical Publishers; Par-Way Tryson Company; The Beef Checkoff; Irinox USA; Jones Dairy Farm; Sysco Atlanta; National Turkey Federation; US Foods; Alouette Cheese USA; Performance Foodservice; S&D Coffee & Tea; Friedr. Dick Corp. and Valrhona. About the American Culinary Federation The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), established in 1929, is the standard of excellence for chefs in North America. With more than 17,500 members spanning nearly 200 chapters nationwide, ACF is the leading culinary association offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation. In addition, ACF operates the most comprehensive certification program for chefs in the United States, with the Certified Executive Chef®, Certified Sous Chef®, Certified Executive Pastry Chef® and Certified Culinary Educator® designations accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. ACF is home to ACF Culinary Team USA, the official representative for the United States in major international culinary competitions, and to the Chef & Child Foundation, founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org. Find ACF on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ACFChefs and on Twitter @ACFChefs. ###

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