Culinary Resources

Childhood Nutrition Day, October 16

ACF chapters and chefs across the nation will celebrate Childhood Nutrition Day on October 16, 2015, by hosting awareness events during the month of October in an effort to educate kids and families about proper nutrition. You can make a difference in your community by participating.
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Childhood Nutrition Day, October 16
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2015 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

October 6–8 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. ACF members receive complimentary registration with discount code ACF. Register at There is no more comprehensive gathering of 400+ of the leading vendors and purveyors than the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show.

International Chefs Day, October 20, 2015

Join over 10 million chefs engaging in charitable activities in their communities. This year’s theme, “Healthy Kids - Healthy Future,” in support of the Nestle Professional Healthy Future partnership, features 30 recipes developed by the Worldchefs Without Borders Committee and Nestle Professional that are healthy and easy for children to prepare with some supervision. If interested in participating in this event please contact Chef Ray McCue at for more information.

ChefConnect: Atlanta

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, March 13–15, 2016. Northeast and Southeast members kick off the 2016 Signature Series in the Peach State, where ACF will be welcomed with the warmest of Southern charm. With one of the fastest growing food cultures in the country, Atlanta is home to cutting-edge, award-winning chefs and restaurants with firmly planted Southern roots as well as international and ethnic offerings. Join us for education and networking in Georgia’s capital city.

ChefConnect: Hawaii

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, April 3–5, 2016. Central and Western Region members head to Hawaii Island for the Spirit of Aloha. Comprised of five distinct volcanoes, The Big Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature. Native Hawaiian cuisine started with the first Polynesians who arrived with fruit and plants to cultivate the new land. Today, modern regional cuisine beautifully reflects the fusion of global influences and local products. Join us for a culinary exploration of local and regional cuisine along with industry trends, education and networking.

Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, July 15–19, 2016. Phoenix’s bold nature shines through with unique cultural eats, breathtaking sunsets against rugged mountains and a gateway to the Grand Canyon. Visit Arizona’s urban heart for educational and engagement opportunities that will build off the ChefConnect: series and provide a revitalizing experience for members, foodservice professionals, students and competitors. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a student new to the kitchen, Cook. Craft. Create. offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for this amazing convention in Phoenix!