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Success: 2010 ACF Events Series August 2–5, 2010
Anaheim Marriott
Anaheim, Calif.
Trade Show August 3–4

2010 ACF National Convention

The 2010 ACF National Convention, hosted by ACF Orange Empire Chefs & Professional Cooks Association, held in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 2–5, was a success. The event offered an array of professional development, networking and food functions, as well as countless opportunities for camaraderie.

More than 40 chefs volunteered arrived to convention early for the Chef & Child Foundation’s first national service day, Chef Outreach to the Community, July 30. Chefs hosted nutritional cooking demonstrations for more than 100 children and families at Hermosa Village Apartments.

The trade show had more than 105 exhibitors, and included numerous live competitions as well as new additions this year, such as the ACF Wellness Pavilion. At this year’s General Session, Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, ACF national president cooked alongside Sam Choy, owner of Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch and Crab, Honolulu, and Dr. Janey Thornton with the USDA delivered an inspiring message about the value of childhood nutrition and how chefs can make a difference. More than 450 guests attended the American Academy of Chefs Dinner, which recognized the Academy’s annual award winners and inductees.

A sincere thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors, whose support was instrumental to our success.

Congratulations to the competition winners, and all the competitors, award recipients and honorees for their outstanding contributions and for a job well done.

Experience the Power of Connection with our day-by-day diary, video clips and photos.

Meet the national competition winners and watch the competitor videos with clips from the winners at the President’s Grand Ball.