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Election Results - ACF National Officers for 2015–2017

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2015–2017 ACF Board of Directors Election. The results of this year’s election show a 19.45% participation rate based on the eligible number of voters which was 15,623. Full Results

  • National President: Thomas Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC
  • National Treasurer: William Tillinghast, CEC, AAC, MBA
  • National Secretary: Kyle Richardson, CEC, CCE, AAC
  • Central Region Vice President: Brian Hardy, CEC, CCA, AAC
  • Northeast Region Vice President: George O’Palenick, CEC, CCE, AAC
  • Southeast Region Vice President: Michael Deihl, CEC, CCA, AAC
  • Western Region Vice President: Carlton Brooks, CEPC, CCE

American Culinary Federation Chef & Child Foundation Chef & Child Nominations

Nominations for Chef & Child chair and vice chair for the 2015–2017 term are being accepted until June 9, 2015. Interested candidates should submit their intent to run to

In The News

ChefConnect: Indy Roundup

Central and Western regional award results are in and posted! In case you missed out on our conference in Indianapolis, April 12–14, we have compiled all the details on winners from ChefConnect: Indy in our Media Room.

Save With the ACF Members Advantage Program

Making travel plans to heat things up this summer? Cook. Craft. Create. perhaps? Remember that ACF members enjoy discounts on hotels and car rentals through the ACF Members Advantage Program. To access these exclusive member discounts, sign in on the ACF Members Only page.

A Sustainable Culinary First

A little slice of culinary U.S. history was made in Central Florida last month. The first-ever Green, Sustainable and Local Food Cooking competition took place April 24 during the regular Friday evening Farmers Market at Artisan Alley in DeLand, Florida. Check out the story in Recent Media Coverage.

Member Benefits from Protect Your Bubble

ACF is excited to announce the addition of Protect Your Bubble to the ACF Members Advantage Program. ACF members are now eligible for 10% off protection plans for smartphones, tablets, appliances and electronics. To learn more and start protecting your technology, sign in on the ACF Members Only page.

What’s Your ACF Story?

For 85 years, chefs, students and foodservice professionals have benefitted from membership and involvement in ACF. Read several members’ stories and share your story.